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Hinged Floorplate

I am interested in purchasing a Remington 700 BDL 30-06 and would like to know what a hinged floorplate is and what it looks like? Is it similar to a detachable box magazine?

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A hinged floorplate is a quick way to empty your bolt action without having to chamber each cartridge. It is not a detachable magazine(clip) and is part of your rifle and cannot be seperated from it.

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Well said. Nuff said.

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Hello,
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.

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I think remington rifles (new ones) are now sporting the limbsaver (R3) recoil pad that is supposed to be light years ahead of what they had on their rifles before but you may want to check that out.

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I just bought a new Rem. 700/300 SAUM and it came with the new R-3 recoil pad and it is nice.

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On my remington 710 the recoil pads pretty good...in the summer. In the winter it seems to freeze up and then its pretty useless.

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Rambo:

"Everything" freezes up in SwanRiver in the winter Yes Yes Yes

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Good point...lol

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