I bought a 700 ADL in 30/06 a few years back... it was on sale and I couldn't pass it up. Everybody needs a third 30/06, right? Anyway, I had a good trigger job done on it, free floated the barrel in the original stock, put some decent glass/rings/bases on it and turned it into a pretty decent shooter. It'll shoot .75-1" all day long with Sierra Gameking 165s and 4350. I like shooting it, but I always grab something else because of the unloading process. One of the things I like about it is the iron sights... even if I crush the scope, I just unscrew it and I'm up and running again. The problem is... I hate having to cycle out all the rounds when I'm finished for the day.
I saw a conversion kit where you could turn an ADL into a BDL (hinged floor plate) somewhere, but I can't remember where. Anyone have first hand experience with it? How reliable was it afterwards? Any major problems with the install? For now, it's doomed to be a backup rifle until I figure out how to put a reliable hinged floorplate on it.