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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Re: Difference between ADL and BDL?
It was once a simple distinction between M700 ADLs and BDLs: BDLs had the floor plate and fancier stocks; ADLs didn't have either.
Then there were the ADL synthetic stocked versions with matte-finished metal work, which were dropped and replaced with the SPS series.
Now there are far more variations, some of which are "special" to certain retailers like Cabela's and Dick's, some of which are branded ADLs.
For some time, Walmart had a laminated, matte ADL which was only available in 30-06, 308 and 270. There were also ADLs with walnut stocks in an oil-like finish, instead of the shiny RKW finish on BDLs.
Then to further muddy the waters, a CDL version was added some years ago.
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