Like they said. It's a fixed internal magazine where the bottom floor plate opens out like a small door. So, imagine the floor plate of a detachable magazine except that floor plate has a hinge at the front end where the plate opens out, but the magazine does not detatch, the magazine spring and follower are also attatched to that floor plate. On the 700 BDL the floorplate release is a flush square button in the trigger guard just forward of the top of the trigger.
A word of advise with that 700 BDL. Don't allow the bolt to slam forward on it's own. It will easily do that when the action is open and the rifle is pointed muzzle down. Also the 700 BDL will need to be fitted with a much better aftermarket rubber recoil butt pad. Consider a Pachmayr butt stock recoil pad. For some odd reason Remington has found it cheaper for them to put a basic hard plastic butt plate on that gun, and those tend to really make shooting it (in a caliber like .30-06) very uncomfortable. Hope this helps.
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...