Originally Posted by Dirty Rod
Detachable mags are really good for matches where you might have a string of 7-8 shots. The internal mag gives you 4-5 rounds and puts you at a disadvantage if you have to reload. I also have fat fingers so occasionally I would have a round get stuck when loading quickly.
If your rifle will be used primarily for hunting then you will rarely need more than a few rounds so the internal mag is fine, trims off a little weight, and eliminates the mag getting caught on brush as you move through the brush.
Kinda depends on what you want to do with he rifle.
Originally Posted by Mr7.50headsup
As a owner of a ADL their is nothing more that I want than a detachable mag. They make a 5 round mag that runs darn close to flush and won't cause too much heart ache through the shrub.
The more I think about it the more I'm leaning away from the removable mag. I am strongly considering an aftermarket one on my SPS Tac .308 but this will be strictly a hunting rifle, I think the 4+1 will be totally adequate for the rifle's job.
I'm mainly debating between the stainless or blued hardware now. I've read the flutes are pretty cheaply done, more for aesthetics than anything.