The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Art of the Rifle: Bolt, Lever, and Pump Action

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 9, 2013, 05:17 AM   #1
ChaseReynolds
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 29, 2012
Location: Fort Riley, Kansas
Posts: 186
Detachable Box Magazine for Rem 700 .308

I recently purchased a Remington 700 SPS and have been looking at the detachable box magazine. The only one I was able to find was from a sketchy website and they wanted $250. Since I was unable to find anymore I wasn't sure if it was a good price or not.

Does anyone have this change on their Remy 700? How easy is it to install and can I find them for less than $250?
ChaseReynolds is offline  
Old April 9, 2013, 06:10 AM   #2
mxsailor803
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 8, 2010
Location: Norfolk, Va
Posts: 794
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/350...aluminum-black

This the kind of setup you were talking about? Doesn't look flimsy to me. Look around on Midwayusa and Natchezss. They have a lot of 700 parts.
mxsailor803 is offline  
Old April 9, 2013, 07:19 AM   #3
Saltydog235
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 20, 2010
Location: Pawleys Island
Posts: 1,134
I put the Wyatt's in my latest assembly. It isn't flimsy or hokey at all, very solid, well made unit and costs a good bit less than the Badger. They drop right in to the Bell and Carlson stocks which are a must have upgrade over the crappy factory stock that comes on the SPS.

Stockystocks.com is cheaper or was than Midway.
Saltydog235 is online now  
Old April 9, 2013, 11:00 AM   #4
Scorch
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 13, 2006
Location: Washington state
Posts: 11,476
Wyatt's is good, Badger is very good, AI and Surgeon units are very very good. The primary difference between these units is the quality of the main assembly itself, and whether the parts are cast or machined. For most intents and purposes, the Wyatts will work just as well. And yes, they can be pricey, but it's your toy.
__________________
Never try to educate someone who resists knowledge at all costs.
But what do I know?
Summit Arms Services
Taylor Machine
Scorch is offline  
Old April 9, 2013, 09:54 PM   #5
ChaseReynolds
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 29, 2012
Location: Fort Riley, Kansas
Posts: 186
Salty dog, how hard is it to change stocks?
ChaseReynolds is offline  
Old April 10, 2013, 07:06 AM   #6
Saltydog235
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 20, 2010
Location: Pawleys Island
Posts: 1,134
An Allen wrench and two bolts. Takes you about a minute if you've done it before and up to 90 seconds if you haven't.
Saltydog235 is online now  
Old April 10, 2013, 08:34 AM   #7
ChaseReynolds
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 29, 2012
Location: Fort Riley, Kansas
Posts: 186
And you didn't notice any sort of difference in shooting? The most that I have ever done to a weapon besides shoot it is add a side saddle to my Remington 870.
ChaseReynolds is offline  
Old April 10, 2013, 12:52 PM   #8
Saltydog235
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 20, 2010
Location: Pawleys Island
Posts: 1,134
If anything they shot better. You can get a good many options in a stock for a 700. The B&C are a good value, have a bedding block and are about 20X stiffer than the factory SPS. The Wyatt was made for the B&C Medalist stocks and just drops right in.
Saltydog235 is online now  
Old April 11, 2013, 04:58 PM   #9
Dan Newberry
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 3, 2012
Location: Wytheville, VA
Posts: 215
Not to be a wet blanket... but I must mention that 3 out 4 of the DBM's we see at our matches and clinics malfunction regularly... I see folks fidgeting with getting the cartridges to feed, losing time, dropping shells... having to remove the mag and re-seat it... and this is unfortunately the norm--not the exception.

So the design, construction, and installation of these type magazines is critical to good function.

Dan
__________________
www.BANGSTEEL.com
Practical Long Range Rifle Courses...
Optimal Charge Weight handload consulting
Dan Newberry is offline  
Old April 13, 2013, 10:07 AM   #10
WWWJD
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 9, 2011
Location: Central KY
Posts: 511
Nobody's mentioned CDI Precision yet; I went with theirs for my SPS. Takes AICS mags, and works beautifully. I sent my stock (B&C Medalist Tactical) to them for inletting; got it back in a few weeks.
__________________
~Mark

NRA fo Life Member
WWWJD is offline  
Old April 16, 2013, 08:14 AM   #11
Kochman
Junior member
 
Join Date: April 14, 2013
Location: Erph
Posts: 110
To save $200+, rather than get the detachable mag, why not get the mag extender?
It gives you a few more rounds (bringing you up to 7), costs $20, and I believe it is ejectable... rather than carrying around extra mags for a bolt action.
Kochman is offline  
Old April 16, 2013, 08:41 AM   #12
jmr40
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 15, 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 6,016
I wouldn't recommend the mag extender. I had a broken floorplate on a Vanguard. Thought I'd save a few bucks over ordering from Weatherby and add a little mag capacity at the same time. The mag would feed the 1st 2 rounds from a full magazine, but that was it. They are junk in my opinion. I took it off and ordered another floorplate from Weatherby.

Converting to a DBM on a bolt rifle is not economically practical to me. It can be done, but at great expense. I'd keep it as is, or trade for a rifle that had the magazine I wanted.
jmr40 is offline  
Old April 16, 2013, 08:42 AM   #13
Kochman
Junior member
 
Join Date: April 14, 2013
Location: Erph
Posts: 110
Looking at the reviews of the product, it seems your experience was less common...
This is for the R700 we're talking about.
Kochman is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08779 seconds with 7 queries