I'm partial to GA Precision. They're practically next door to Badger Ordnance, and can install a Badger DBM for you no problem.I have a Remington 700 5r 223 rem with an hs precision stock and it’s a bdl and looking to get an aics mag kit for it what company gunsmith would you recomend
You could just buy bottom metal and get it installed in your existing stock. I believe CDI does the install for free if you buy the bottom metal from them. Edit: There's plenty of other options out there, as well - Badger, Seekins, MPA, 419, etc. as well as a bunch of gunsmiths that can do the work. Most options, even with install, can come out less than the $400 for the proprietary HS bottom metal.I would love to change my HS Precision 700 5R 223 over to a detachable box. Do you know of any other options? 400 for the HS seems a little steep. I wonder what one of them new fangled chassis’s cost.
Fair enough. I also edited my earlier post to clarify that there are more options than CDI for something cheaper than HS and without using proprietary mags.I was referencing jetsurgeonand fixed my post. Yes I agree with your CDI for bottom metal as they did great work for me.
I would still get a bravo. 350, sell the hs for 100 bucks makes it a net of 250. PTG bottom metal and install at the cheapest is probably about that unless he can do a nice job of it himself and only be out 120 for the bottom metal.There's multiple options out there for quality bottom metal that costs way less than $400.
Based on earlier comments, $210 for CDI bottom metal plus shipping would put him about even with the Bravo and selling his HS. Of course, that's assuming he likes the Bravo in the first place.I would still get a bravo. 350, sell the hs for 100 bucks makes it a net of 250. Bottom metal and install at the cheapest is probably abut that unless he can do a nice job of it himself. Id still rather have the bravo over an hs though.
There actually is bottom metal to feed from 223 AR mags, but you have to modify the action, and apparently PMAGs don't work. AICS mags will give you FAR more space for loading long OAL with 77+gr ammo, but the AR mag well setup can potentially give you a lower profile mag with greater capacity.Wow guys! Thanks for the info looks like a few different choices. But man changing the HS stock over is going to cost some coin. I do like the KRG Bravo chassis you guys mentioned, not bad for 350.00, but I’d still have to get the magazines on top of that. Going the other routes mentioned is going to be about the same in price in the end, still would have to purchase the mags on top of the bottom metal, and inletting, plus shipping, etc.
There’s got to be a better way.... LOL. Why can’t someone make a darn stock with would take 5.56 PMAGs? LOL
I just might keep the HS Precision stock and use the damn bdl magazine that came with the rifle, that would be the cheapest.
Oh decisions....... thanks again fellas!
I'd be surprised if you needed to load 69gr so long as to really need the AICS, but it wouldn't hurt, especially if you think you'll rebarrel down the road to something that will let you run 77+. I run 80s in my 223 out to 1200 yards, and the AICS mags are the only way to make that work for mag fed.Thanks for the info Hollywood... I was looking around the PTG website at the bottom metal options, man they have quite a few different ways to go. Now that you mentioned it, yea I would need to be able to load long, currently using 69 SMK's in the 1-9 twist tube. So an ACIS mag setup would be the way to go?