When considering custom rifle bottom metal, detachable magazines always come up. While everyone’s hunting and shooting style is different, there are many benefits to a bolt action rifle with a detachable magazine. Since your magazines are pre-loaded you aren’t fumbling with cartridges in freezing weather – and no one likes rummaging in the leaves or snow for a dropped cartridge! We proudly offer Wyatts detachable magazines and HS Precision detachable magazine assemblies – along with replacement hardware, just in case.
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Detachable Magazine FAQs:
How many hunting rifle magazines should you carry with you?
How many can you fit? The general consensus is no more than six, but even that’s not carved in stone. When considering the amount of magazines, it’s imperative to consider which state you will be shooting in. Make sure the magazines you bring do not have a higher capacity than are allowed by that state. Additionally, some states are even pursuing a limit of cartridges you can have on your person. Most guys like to be loaded and ready to go. But there are several highly respectable hunters and competition shooters that believe you should limit yourself to two magazines and a block of ammo; the idea is forcing a break for reloading keeps you and your senses alert. Either way, you can’t shoot what you don’t have- so between detachable magazines and ammo, better too much than not enough.
How do you clean detachable magazines on rifles?
Keeping your magazines clean is easy – and can save your life. Routine maintenance of your mags cannot only prevent misfires but could alert you to potential problems before they happen. Few tools are required, and you probably already have most of them; a spare toothbrush, needle nose pliers, patches, a magazine cleaning brush, and proper eyewear.
- Disassemble – and watch out for popping springs if you get to rough!
- Wipe everything with patches, or use the mag cleaning brush.
- Aside from the spring, consider passing on the oil; oil attracts dirt and junk
What are the benefits of having detachable magazines instead of BDL?
The fact of the matter is, a detachable magazine gives you added capacity and quicker reloads. Capacity may or may not be high up on your list, but if you’re tracking and miss, wouldn’t it be nice to know you have a few more shots before dropping, reloading, and then finding your target again? And at distances of 700 yards or more, that may not be as easy as you might think.
While hunting, like anything else, there are pros and cons that need to be weighed. Most serious long range hunters will tell you that convenience and ease of reloading with a magazine beat any additional weight considerations, but when it comes to your own rifle it’s best to find what you’re comfortable with. Speaking of weight, if you’re going to be hiking up to a spot then loaded magazines are lighter and easier to manage in your backpack than a full box of ammo.