Guys we started way back fitting Badger mag systems to Howa 1500s and Tikka 595 /695's. by using the badger you had to mill the nose in the loading port away in the Howa to get the mag in and also had to make an extension for the front mag system tang which meant gunsmith work, Fine for a custom build but time consuming. We had Tom Manners do a standard Howa inlett in the top of the stock coupled with a Badger inlett in the bottom.
We then developed a mag system similar to the badger with an extended tang at the front to get the screw in the right position without having to make an extension on the mag system. still having the mag positioned a fair way rearward and still machining the nose in the mag well away on the Howa action.
We figured there had to be an easier way, and a way in which a rifle owner could fit the mag system him self without having to seek the services of a gunsmith for action machining and stock alteration.
We've had our "do it your self, practicaly no fitting required" mag system on the shelves now for a while and have been fitting it to our RH40 T rifles.
Ive been meening to get around to posting something on here for a while,. and whilst the workmen are installing my spray booth and the lathe and milling machines are unplugged awaiting moving, i figured i might aswell do something usefull.
hence here are some pics of the system.
Its basicaly a near enough drop in, all that is required is to enlarge and set back slightly the 4 corners of the magwell in the stock, it can be done with a dremel in about half a minute, or with a round /half round file in 5 mins.
Tom Manners and a couple of other stock manufacturers will be getting a mag system so he can inlet directly for it, but it is very very easy to get in the standard Howa inlet if you haven't got 2 left hands.