Re: What bottom metal is my stock inletted for?
I appreciate the information. The relief cuts don't seem as though they are needed. The bottom metal doesn't sit far enough down that it would catch the stock when opened. I was issued a McMillan M86 a few years back. I built this rifle to be a M86ish rifle. I don't remember there being a gap like that on the inlet of the M86. I can't say for certain as it was a few years ago, but I would think I would remember that. I will see if I can get a side picture that shows where the bottom metal sits. I considered filling it in with some expoxy. It's just never really been that high on my list of things to do during my time at home.
The picture really isn't very good, but its all I have at the moment. I wonder if there is a better bottom metal for this stock. I was thinking of switching to something like a motified Win 70 floor plate like is on the M40A1. The main thing I don't like about the current bottom metal / inlet is that the rifle doesn't look very finished.
I received a very polite response from Dick Davis stating that it is the correct inlet for the 700 BDL as was already mentioned. The cuts above are to allow the floorplate to open all the way without catching on the stock. He offered to try to tighten it up when I got home, but it hardly seems worth the effort. McMillan put the cuts there for a reason. I think I will just put a little paint on the in the recesses to try to match the stock a little better. I want to thank Mr.Davis for his response. It's just another example of McMillans excellent customer service.