Difference between ADL and BDL

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  1. raym

    raym G&G Newbie

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    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.
  2. jtuck

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    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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  3. ArkansasHunter

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    The BDL grade rifle is a more prettier rifle and probably more refined than an ADL grade. ...A.H
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    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

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    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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  5. mosin warrior

    mosin warrior G&G Newbie

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    My personal favorite Model 700 is the Mountain Rifle. It just looks sleek. Of course it also helps that I own one.
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    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.
  7. raym

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    Thanks. I now remember it had to do primarily with finish and floorplate for unloading. I appreciate it. Hope to bag an axis deer and some hogs this year.
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    mosin warrior G&G Newbie

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    Doesn't the BDL also have a detachable magazine or is that just the 700 Mountain Rifle?
  9. GlennF

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    The maountain rifle has a hinged trap-door magazine plate. The rifle never had a removeable clip. There is another version of the 700 you can get with a clip.
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    mosin warrior G&G Newbie

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    My Mountain Rifle has a detachable clip.
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    mosin warrior G&G Newbie

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    I just searched it and you can get a 700 Mountain Rifle with a detachable magazine. It is called the Model 700 Mountain Rifle DM

    Here's the linkRemington Model 700™ Mountain DM
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    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.
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    rondog G&G Enthusiast

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    All I know is that I have my dad's old 700 .30-06 hunting rifle, and it's a nice one! ADL/BDL, don't know, but it's not as fancy as the one above. Nice boomstick though.
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    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.
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