***Remington Bolt Action Rifles:
A 700 is a 700, only differences are the action length, LH or RH and bottom metal. They don't make a different receiver for the various versions.
VLS, XCR, SPS, AWR etc are new designations for the original hinged-floorplate BDL. They don't make very many production ADL's any more, they generally use an inexpensive finish, plastic stock and less expensive BDL-style bottom metal and call it an SPS. If it unloads through a hinged floorplate it's a BDL for our purposes here, no matter what they are calling it this week.
Rem 700 ADL - Designed with trigger guard only; blind magazine.
Rem 700 BDL - Designed with hinged floorplate assembly. Includes SPS, XCR, VLS and any other hinged floorplate 700 rifle for our purposes.
Rem 700 CDL - Identical to BDL.
Rem 700 SPS - Identical to BDL. These replaced the ADL in Remingtons product line but they take BDL stocks. Remington's site states they replaced the ADL, not that they are an ADL. They take BDL stocks. Please note they are available with sporter and varmint weight barrels.
Rem 700 DBM - see discussion below.
Rem 700 VTR - triangular barrel is a varminter with the sides simply flattened, takes the same stocks.
Since there's no forend barrel channel on the Knoxx Axioms per se, barrel weight matters not. Check out our First 3 Things discussion also.
Remington 798 are Interarms Mauser 98's and take the same stocks.
Remington 788 action lengths are not standard, be sure to pay attention to the list.
Remington 710 and 770 stocks are only available from Remington. They attach the recoil lug to the stock not the receiver so it is unlikely anyone will make a stock for it. Get a 700 if you want to customize.
Rem 721/722 rifles can be fitted to BDL stocks using existing parts or converted to ADL/BDL/CDL versions with updated parts. Stocky recommends you stash the old bottom metal (or sell it to a collector) and upgrade to an ADL or BDL.
Conversion between floorplate versions (i.e. BDL) and blind magazine versions (i.e. ADL) are easily accomplished from Remington (or Winchester and Savage for that matter) for about $50 to $150. Contact us or the manufacturer for parts.
Rem 700 DBM - Identical stocks to the BDL except has slots in the side of the stock to accomodate magazine release buttons. You can file these slots yourself (see below). Aftermarket detachable magazine systems do not have these slots (i.e. Wyatt's or HS Precision DM's) so you'd want a standard BDL stock and take it from there. IMPORTANT NOTE: Since Remington machines the feed rails off of their DBM receivers they cannot be converted to ADL or BDL magazine systems even though the stocks are basically the same (see above). If you want a better detachable mag system that will usually drop in to a BDL stock and will replace the Remington DM (or ADL/BDL for that matter) check out our Wyatt's DBM kits. In other words, if you have ANY Remington rifle, DM included, you can get any of our BDL stocks (of the correct action length and barrel of course), add the Wyatt's DBM kit and it will all go together with little or no fitting.
Detachable Box Magazine stocks are easily fashioned from BDL stocks by simply filing the slots for the magazine release buttons (see photo) and retouching the area to match. Detachable mag-fed rifles cannot be converted to non-clip-fed guns but you can easily replace the factory version with an aftermarket system. All other Remington 700 rifles are convertable (i.e. ADL > BDL > CDL) by simply purchasing the appropriate parts.
*Ruger 77 and 77 MK II - Measure the full length of the trigger guard. The older M77 safety is on the tang behind the bolt.The newer M77 Mark II safety is on the bolt itself. These stocks are not normally considered interchangable but there are those that claim to have done it.
NOTE: SAVAGE 2-digit (i.e. Model 10 or 12) SOME SHORT ACTION STOCKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR 4.27" (4 1/4") TAKEDOWN SCREW SPACING AND OTHERS FOR THE 4.40" (4 3/8") SCREW SPACING. THESE ARE THE FRONT 2 SCREWS, THE MAIN ONES THAT HOLD THE STOCK ON THE RECEIVER, MEASURED CENTER-TO-CENTER ON THE HOLES IN THE RECEIVER. SAVAGE CHANGED THEIR DESIGN A FEW YEARS AGO SO IF YOU HAVE A NEW GUN IT IS LIKELY 4.40". THERE IS NO WAY TO TELL FROM MODEL NUMBER OR SERIAL NUMBER, THE ONLY WAY TO BE SURE IS TO MEASURE. PLEASE BE SURE YOU ORDER THE CORRECT STOCK, VERY FEW STOCKS ARE AVAILABLE BOTH WAYS SO PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE SPECS PRIOR TO ORDERING.
Here's more facts for your Savage:
- The older design internal magazine box has a staggered feed magazine sleeve that is attached to the receiver.
- The newer design internal magazine box has a center feed magazine sleeve that is not attached to the receiver
and is held in place by the stock.
- The newer Detachable Box Magaine system has a center feed detachable magazine box.
Savage Clip (C) and Detatchable Box Magazine (DBM) Versions:
Button Style: This is the one with the button on the side of the stock. There's no longer any stocks available for these 110C models but you might try calling Savage parts directly. DBM Style:The newer Savages feature a DBM similar to Remington's and we now offer an HS Precision Tactical PST118 that will fit them IF yours is on the 4.40" screw spacing.
Winchester 70 Pre-64 very few stocks on the market but there is a Bell & Carlson #5141 that is useful. Yes, it has the barrel band cut w/ swivel stud hole. We strongly recommend the Decelerator pad upgrade.
Winchester 70 Post-64
- All receivers are the same regardless of classic, XTR, push feed, etc..Prior to 1985 all were long action regardless of chambering so be sure to measure if in doubt.
- There are three floorplate configurations:
Simply remove your takedown screws to discover what you have.
- Blind Magazine (we have laminated stocks).One-piece floorplates (Super Grades and recent USRA production runs).
- Two-piece floorplates (99% of the rifles out there, see below)
- One-piece floorplates (if the triggerguard and hinged cover are attached to each other, it's a one piecer.) Most new M70 rifles have one piece floorplates.
Many stocks (some laminates, Bell & Carlson, HS Precision, etc.) are cut for the 2 pc floorplates available from http://www.winchesterguns.com/services/parts/terms.asp. The 2 piecers were the most popular configuration from like 1965 thru the '90s. One piece floorplates are on most current M70's. If the stock you want comes only one way or the other, you can simply get new or used parts and install them into the correct stock to convert, no gunsmithing is required.
For a conversion to a 2 piece floorplate: Get the trigger guard (#26), magazine cover (#30), magazine box (#24), plus the magazine spring (#102) & cartridge follower (#101) for a complete conversion. Estimated cost is about $75 to $100 complete. They no longer sell these parts in quantities to gunsmiths so you need to get them yourself. Here's the schematic M70Part.pdf (900K) click it and look for the items highlighted in yellow listed above.
****Winchester 70 Super Short Action = 6 1/2". Winchester Super Short Magnums will NOT work with Standard Winchester SA stocks. Please contact us for availability.
Use this list as a Rule-Of-Thumb only because there is some variation: