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.300 WSM Accuracy Problem

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Old 03-09-2010, 06:03 PM
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Re: .300 WSM Accuracy Problem

ok, I'll take it by the smith some time here soon. While its there i think i'm going to get him to bed the stock and give it a trigger job to get it to like 3lbs or something like that. is bedding that standard synthetic stock going to make much difference? its not free floated right now, can he free float the barrel in that stock? would it be worth my while to do this or should i just save up and get like a bell and carlson stock? i cant afford like a mcmillan or anything like that right now. im not looking to shoot at 1000 yards or anything like that, most likely the furthest i will shoot with this rifle is like 500 at the most and i will be carrying it around so if i get a new stock i dont wont a heavy fiber glass one. like i said im on a small budget and im trying to get the best accuracy i can for as little money as i can. what are yall's suggestions on what i should do? thank yall again.

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Old 03-09-2010, 06:56 PM
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Re: .300 WSM Accuracy Problem

A mate had a similar problem just last week with a Remmy 700 in 223.
This in NZ dollars but it cost him $35 and the smith did it for him while he waited! He just pushed the reamer in by hand and out popped a piece of swarf .5 thou thick that was all it took.

All the things you listed can help you attain better groups but IMHO there is a few things that could be done first before you go down the new stock path.
Some of which you have touched on yes Trigger 3 lb you may find that 1.5-2 lbs is where its better.
Bedding yes.
MUZZLE BREAK! if you dont all ready have one fitted. There are many options.

Just my 2c

Regards 300WSMMAD
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:32 PM
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Re: .300 WSM Accuracy Problem

ok thank you for that info, i'm glad its a cheap and easy fix, hopefully will be around the same price here. I'm gonna for sure get a trigger job done when its at the smiths. I'm just not a big fan of breaks and the extra noise and muzzle blast they put out. I'm not going to be shooting it so much at one time to need the brake. also should i get this stock bedded and free float the barrel? or save up and get a new bell and carslon stock later?
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:47 PM
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Re: .300 WSM Accuracy Problem

Have your smith do the trigger and take care of the chamber ,then you do the free float and bedding. Lots of threads on this site to show you how. It is not difficult to do, just take your time and don't skip a step. Do these things to the rifle now ,see how it shoots ,then if you still want to get a better stock go for it
and you will already know how to bed a rifle. Also you did not say what weight bullets you are shooting. My 300wsm does not like anything lighter then 175 grains.
It's a vicious cycle shoot, shoot ,tinker, shoot,shoot shoot,,tinker and on and on.
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:06 PM
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Re: .300 WSM Accuracy Problem

I plan on using either 180 gr E-Tip's or 190 gr VLD's or maybe 180 gr Barnes TTSX and I'm going to start with R-17 and IMR 4007 and see if I can find a load my gun likes with some sort of combination of those.

How hard is it to bed a stock yourself? I've never even thought about doing it myself. I'll have to look into it.
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