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Old 02-10-2019, 01:41 PM   #1
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Default Magpul Dbm on non-magpul stock

Anybody add a magpul magwell to a stock that's not the magpul hunter stock? Specifically I'm wanting to add one to a long action bell and Carlson stock.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:02 PM   #2
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I have not done it personally but have looked into doing it. There are many articles and YouTube videos on how to. Seems fairly easy with a dremal.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:53 PM   #3
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I’ve done a few, Stocky’s, h&s, b&c. The main thing is make sure it’s already cut for a bdl style and it will only need minor fitting
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:33 AM   #4
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I almost bought one of these at Academy Friday for $18 until I realized its only for the magpul stock. Maybe I should have gotten it if it only needs minor fitting.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:14 AM   #5
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I almost bought one of these at Academy Friday for $18 until I realized its only for the magpul stock. Maybe I should have gotten it if it only needs minor fitting.
I can't believe I got so lucky, but I found that exact same deal! I had been looking at doing this over the last couple days. I went to Academy to see if they had any deals and there was one shelf that only had one thing on it and it was a magpul dbm for long action/magnum. Couldn't believe my luck!

...So I guess I WILL be trying this. Seems straight forward from the videos online, but I'll document my process.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:22 AM   #6
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Iíve done a few, Stockyís, h&s, b&c. The main thing is make sure itís already cut for a bdl style and it will only need minor fitting
This will be going on a b&c with bdl bottom metal. Hope it's simple enough. Any tips?
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:37 AM   #7
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This will be going on a b&c with bdl bottom metal. Hope it's simple enough. Any tips?
Go slow. Like, real slow. Fit the magwell first, then worry about seating depth front and rear. Make sure you assemble the rifle and test fit often when fitting the depth of the bottom metal, itís easy to get it too low in the stock and your mag wonít seat on a closed bolt.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:49 AM   #8
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Yep, no problem. As has been said, just go slow!
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:56 PM   #9
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Well.. that was easy. Seems like most of the videos are for short actions and require a little more inletting. The long action, or at least mine, required very little inletting. The front bolt tab lined up perfectly, as well as the magwell. The magwell touches the stock on the four corners, but slides in with little force so I didn't remove any material here. I required a little more clearance at the rear of the trigger and sides of the trigger. :I also notched the crossbar in the fiberglass portion only as to not affect the structural aluminum block.

You all were right about going slow. Even moving slow, the dremel removes material quick. Luckily I got it to fit just right and the inletting looks as good if not better than the original bdl inletting. Will post pictures this evening.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:12 PM   #10
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I did it to my PSS LTR short action HS Precision stock. It wasn’t difficult and functions flawlessly.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:13 PM   #11
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Image 1: Dremel rear of trigger guard
Image 2: Dremel crossbar making sure not to dig into aluminum block
Image 3: Dremel/ hand sand side of trigger guard
Image 4: Bottom metal in place
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:38 AM   #12
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Do y'all bed your bottom metal? Also there are a couple areas around the corners of the mag well where the contour of the original inlettng was slightly different in shape (curve on the corners of the magwell had a more gentle radius). It's hardly perceivable, but to me it might as well be a mile wide. Do y'all have any recommendation for filling these? It would be purely aesthetic to tighten up the edge.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:26 AM   #13
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Default Magpul Dbm on non-magpul stock

I had one fitted to a McMillan BDL hunter stock. It is noticeably larger than a BDL bottom metal. Enough so that I paid someone to mill it out and fit it rather than go the DIY route.


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