One thing that’s easy to overlook with your rifle build is one of the most important: the bottom metal. In order to ensure proper feeding and magazine compatibility, the bottom metal is critical. In this story we’ll look at a top-shelf option: The Hawkins Precision M5 DBM Bottom Metal.
About Hawkins Precision
Hawkins Precision makes a bunch of great products for precision rifles and hunting rifles. Here’s some product categories that Hawkins is well known for:
Hawkins M5 DBM Bottom Metal
From the Hawkins product page:
Tactical shooters need to remain confident amid rapid magazine changes, and the Hawkins Precision M5 DBM is designed specifically for precision shooting. CNC-machined from a billet of aluminum, this bottom metal incorporates a barricade stop into the front of the magazine well and has a drafted magazine port. Our M5 DBM also includes a patented cantilever spring release that will not open under recoil. The M5 detachable box magazine is available with a forward Picatinny rail attachment to easily attach a bipod, barricade stop, or tripod—an economical solution to create a stable mount.
- Fits Remington 700 Pattern actions.
- Fits M5 inlets.
- Short-action version will work with AW magazines if your action is cut accordingly/Select AW Latch at Check-Out
- Comes with action screws and bedding pillars.
*Please contact Hawkins Precision before modifying the latch
- *XM Bottom Metal is for Defiance only. Contact Lone Peak Arms directly for XM Lone Peak actions.
- Short Action
- Short Action AW Latch
- Defiance XM
- Long Action .300 Win Mag
- Long Action .338 CIP
- Long Action .338 CIP+
Ultimate Reloader Rifles with M5 DBM Bottom Metal
For our first Ultimate Reloader custom rifles (available in limited quantities this summer) we will be using Bat TR Actions, Foundation Genesis 2 stocks, and Hawkins Precision M5 DBM bottom metals! We chose this bottom metal because of how well it works, and the high quality.
Here’s our video outlining the build: (full story HERE)
If you are interested in the M5 DBM, visit the Hawkins Precision product page. You won’t be disappointed!
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