I have 2 Remington rifles. One in .222 that was the gun my grandfather taught me to shoot with and one in 30.06. What is the difference between ADL and BDL. I don't know which they are and there are no markings on the barrel that I know of to tell me. Thanks.
The main difference that I can think of is that the ADL doesn't have a floorplate to where you can drop the cartridges out. In the ADL you have to cycle each cartridge to unload the rifle. I believe the BDL may have a little fancier checkering as well. Welcome to G&G, there are a lot of guys on here who know a lot more than me, so I'm sure you'll get your questions answered.
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Last edited by jtuck; 12-06-2008 at 09:26 AM.
Not sure about recently but AH is correct as I understand it. The only difference was finish. For easy starters if both of the rifles are wood stocks then the BDL will have a black endcap on the fore arm and a glossy finish. The ADL will have no black end cap. Lots of variations but here are a couple examples of what I am talking about.
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Last edited by texnmidwest; 12-06-2008 at 09:40 AM.
I'll second the 700 Mountain rifle. I bought one (30-06) when they first came out around 1989. Light, well designed stock that minimizes recoil and accurate. Killed a woodland caribou, mule deer and 6 x 6 elk with it.
Back to the original post, I think all ADL's had a "blind" magazine.
I forgot they came out with this version. My rifle is a 1989 version. Clips are handy, but can be a nuisance if they don't fit quite right. I have a friend with a Savage 110 with a clip, and it is forever falling out. He is too cheap to have a gunsmith look at it or buy a replacement.
My new Remington M700 SPS Varmint is a BDL. The only reason I know that is because when I bought a replacement stock, they asked if it was an ADL or BDL. I said that I didn't know, and they then said that the BDL has the floorplate that drops down to release ammo, while the ADL does not.
There might be other differences, but my Varmint has a pretty matte/tactical look, no checkering or anything like that.