Pacific Tool & Gauge (PTG) Rem Oberndorf Bottom Metal

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    Pacific Tool & Gauge (PTG) Rem Oberndorf Bottom Metal

    <Edited to add: See posts below for final impressions- which were not positive. I didn't want to change my original post, but wanted to be add a note in case someone didn't read the whole thread. >

    I received my PTG floorplate to go with my HTG. I chose the aluminum model anodized black. First impressions are positive. PTG's machining is excellent. Everything is smooth and well fitted. It fit the Remington BDL inlet without issue. It has a satisfying click when it closes and feels more secure than the Remington part. The operation is smoother as well. The PTG's trigger guard is slightly wider and of a lower profile. Overall, I think it is well worth the upgrade.

    Attached are picture comparing it to the bottom metal from a 700P.

    Rem Top / PTG Bottom






    Rem Left / PTG Right

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    Re: Pacific Tool & Gauge (PTG) Rem Oberndorf Bottom Metal

    Looks very nice. Just curious, what was your purpose for replacing the bottom metal?
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    Re: Pacific Tool & Gauge (PTG) Rem Oberndorf Bottom Metal

    I wasn't happy with the Remington piece. I had never experienced any problems, but there were two issues that bothered me.

    One was that whenever I closed the floorplate, the catch did not completely engage. I had to press the front of the button with my finger to get it fully flush with the trigger gaurd.

    Second was that the catch never gave me the feeling it was totally secure. This was especially true after I filed the pegs down on the follower to fit an extra round. When I pushed in that last round I could feel the tension on the plate. The Rem plate never failed me, but I wasn't exactly convinced it wouldn't either. When I upgraded the stock I figured I might as well upgrade the bottom metal.

    Lastly, the PTG looks classy.

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    Re: Pacific Tool & Gauge (PTG) Rem Oberndorf Bottom Metal

    I had the rifle out this weekend and every few shots the floorplate would pop open on me. Only happened when the magazine was loaded, which rendered my rifle a single shot for the rest of the day. I called up PTG and they said they have had received a few similar complaints. They explained the problem is caused by the trigger guard lever spring being too weak. They offered two solutions: New spring or find a small ball bearing and drop it in under the weak spring. They informed me they are looking for a new spring supplier.

    I'm disappointed though. My factory piece never failed on me- it just 'felt' a bit cheap. I go and spend a tidy sum to upgrade and I get a table full of cartridges. A bit ironic I suppose :?

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    Re: Pacific Tool & Gauge (PTG) Rem Oberndorf Bottom Metal

    Quote Originally Posted by avolcek
    Wow, that sucks. I hope they take care of you free of charge.
    Quote Originally Posted by Northerner
    They offered two solutions: New spring or find a small ball bearing and drop it in under the weak spring.
    That's about it.

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