In this section
we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions, as well as some
tricks and tips to help with the installation of our products.
One-Piece Bottom Metal Assemblies:
Q: "what is involved in
inletting your one-piece bottom metal into my factory stock?"
A: Well, that will depend on
the model that you purchase, but we will describe here all of the
possibilities for both the Remington and Winchester rifles.
For Winchester Post-64
long-action and short-action, which includes the push-feed models, as
well as the "Classic" actions that use 3 screws to attach the trigger
guard and floorplate; this is what will be involved:
The factory hinge that is on your rifle is
approximately .172" thick and is not connected to the trigger guard.
Your trigger guard is .700" wide and has two screws that attach it to
the receiver. The One-Piece Bottom Metal Assembly eliminates the
middle screw and connects the trigger guard to the hinge by means of a
connecting rail. The hinge area of our One-Piece Bottom Metal
Assembly and connecting rail are nominally .312" thick. It will be
necessary to inlet your existing stock profile in the front tang area
and on either side of the magazine box area to that .312" depth.
Material must be taken out on the sides of the magazine box to obtain
the proper fit. While it is a pretty simple job; it will not fit
without this material being removed.
The section that is the actual trigger guard, in most
cases, will not require inletting and should drop into your factory
For Winchester One-Piece
Aluminum Bottom Metal Assemblies used on
the the newest of Winchester's short-action and now long-action Model 70's; Our Bottom Metal
No need to do anything, but remove the two screws that hold the trigger
guard assembly in place and swap the magazine spring over to your new
bottom metal.......It's that easy. This includes the new FN Model 70's
as well in both short and long-action configurations.
For Winchester Pre-64 Model
70's in all calibers; the inletting process
will be nearly identical as to what was described for the Post-64 Model
70's. Your factory trigger guard on a Pre-64 is .600" wide, as
opposed to .700" wide on Post-64's. As a result of this, we made
the trigger guard .620" wide to fill the gaps in the pre-64 stock, or
provide an opportunity for you to use our bottom metal in a stock that
has already been finely inletted for your factory bottom metal.
Since the Pre-64 has been sought after for many years as the basis of
fine custom rifles, we want to ensure that when you use our bottom
metal, you'll still get to have a fine wood-to-metal fit.
For factory chamberings of 375H&H and 300H&H, you'll need to modify your
existing magazine box slightly. This will not cause you to loose
magazine capacity, or sacrifice reliability in any way. A simple
notching of the rear of the magazine box will permit it to fit into our
bottom metal. For details on this procedure, please contact our
toll-free number at
For Remington Model 700 Short
and Long-Action BDL's:
Our new Drop-In Bottom Metal requires no inletting into Remington
factory stocks or aftermarket stocks inletted for the factory BDL bottom
Triggers and Our Assemblies
All of our new Remington bottom
metal can be used with any trigger originally designed for the Remington
700, including Jewell, Shilen, Timney, and Rifle Basix triggers without
modifications to the trigger or trigger guard.
Q: "Does your bottom metal
have draft on the sides to aid in inletting?"
A: Our drop-in Remington bottom metal
has "draft" on the sides, which is basically an angle cut
made at 2deg. to help the person inletting by hand, make the
installation process easier. Our older-style Winchester bottom
metal does not, but that feature is on the newer models with
inside-the-bow releases. Since the older models do not, an option to aid in this problem is to use a
sharp, fine file and create a chamfer on the bottom side of the bottom
metal and trigger guard area. By doing this; it will provide a way
of getting your scribe under the profile of the guard, allowing you to
remove a little material at a time, while you inlet the part into the
stock. While this is not as ideal as having draft on the part, it
allowed us to keep the cost down to our customers. Up until the
introduction of our new drafted bottom metal, comparable bottom metal
with draft, would cost 3-4 times our prices. A
skilled gunsmith can normally inlet our older-style bottom metal by hand in less
than 2 hours with hand tools using the method described above.
Q: "How hard is it to
replace my factory Winchester extractor
with machined part?"
A: This is a very simple
here on our extractor page. It requires no special tools or
gunsmithing skills of any kind. If after reading the instructions
and attempting it yourself, feel free to call our toll-free number at
1-888-257-3006 and we'll be glad to talk you through it.
"How do I know if my
extractor is fitted properly?"
A: Your extractor should hold
your cartridge under it's lip snugly, but not so tight that it will take
excessive force to fit it under the lip. Removing the bolt from
your rifle and placing an empty shell-casing under the extractor lip
will let you know if the extractor is going to hold onto your particular
cartridge. If the cartridge slides in very loosely, you'll need to
remove the extractor as outlined
here in our instructions page and put a slight bend in it right
behind the milled pocket on the underneath side.....basically, the
beginning of the tail of the extractor. Do this only slightly,
until you see that you are getting a nice fit on your cartridge.
If you have too much tension, simply bend the extractor out a little,
reducing the tension on the cartridge. Again, if you have any
questions, feel free to call our toll-free number at 1-888-257-3006 and
we'll be glad to assist you in any way we can.
Q: "I have a 338 Winchester Magnum....What
type of extractor will I need for this cartridge?"
A: First off, you have a magnum cartridge,
which means you'll need a magnum extractor, but we'll also need to know
whether or not you have a right-hand or left-hand rifle. The
length of our extractor is 4.45" long and is the same length regardless
of whether you are using this on a 308 Winchester or a 375H&H....The
only difference is the radius that is machined on the nose of the
extractor to accommodate the larger or smaller case head.
Below is a chart with some of the most common calibers that will give
you a good idea as to what extractor you'll need depending on the
cartridge you have. While this obviously isn't all of the
cartridges our extractors will fit, it will provide a good basis so that
you can determine whether you see a parent cartridge of your caliber in
question......Such as, a 280 Remington would be in the same class as the
30-06 and 270. Both of which share the same parent case.