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Hello, first post here. I have a 270 BDL with stainless barrel and black synthetic stock from 1997. Can't say how many rounds thru it but it is a hunting gun, not targeting shooting so say a few hundred. I am looking to get a wooden stock for it. Currently, I am looking at a used BDL long action stock with the exposed brass pin on the left side. It seems to be in real good shape with a good glossy finish. From what I have read and research I have done, I believe the stock will bolt right up regardless of caliber as long as it is a long action. Am I correct on this? I was originally looking for a dark CDL stock with the satin finish, but this used BDL came up. Lastly, is the gun I have worth getting and changing the stock or is my money better spent on getting a new gun and letting this one as is or trading? Thanks
 

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Assuming the storck is from a rifle with a similar profile barrel you should be good assuming nothing has been done to the stock.
 

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Predominately there is a sporter type barrel that is pretty lightl weight and a Varmint profile that is a heavy barrel. I have two, one with a Varmint 26" that is about 0.820" diameter at the muzzle and a 20" Tactical that is about 0.850" at the muzzle. I don't have a spotter but I believe the muzzle diameter is closer to 0.73". A Varmint stock is going to have a wider and deeper barrel channel. if you go to the HS Precision site you can find their channel dimensions for various Remington barrels.
 

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Predominately there is a sporter type barrel that is pretty lightl weight and a Varmint profile that is a heavy barrel. I have two, one with a Varmint 26" that is about 0.820" diameter at the muzzle and a 20" Tactical that is about 0.850" at the muzzle. I don't have a spotter but I believe the muzzle diameter is closer to 0.73". A Varmint stock is going to have a wider and deeper barrel channel. if you go to the HS Precision site you can find their channel dimensions for various Remington barrels.
Ok, thanks. I don't believe it was a heavy barrel. Stock was from a standard 30-06.
 

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Before you install your receiver and barrel into the BDL glossy stock, you can make it less glossy and more satin. A furniture builder showed me the secret. Get a bottle of Olde English Scratch Remover - Dark. Soak 0000 steel wool and rub your stock with the steel wool. It will take several applications. After drying, repeat the application in areas that you missed until you are happy with the finish. Go lightly in the checkered areas so you only remove the finish but not the checkering.

Consider a bedding job before you reinstall the barrel and receiver. I predict you will be pleased.
 

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Because of how wet the stock got during two seasons of really hard rains and storms I had to replace the original walnut stock with a synthetic on my 700 BDL 30-06. This has been close to 40 years back and I still keep that synthetic stock on it because of the accuracy that it improved (from that slightly warped walnut stock). I bought a 270 once to get the beautiful walnut stock off it. It looks like it may have been scheduled for CDL but it does have one knot showing that probably did get it reduced to BDL. It fits my 30-06 perfectly with no in-letting needed. I feel that your 30-06 stock should not make any problem putting on your 270.
 
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