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Unread 09-03-2011, 01:04 PM
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New to the site, advice needed

Putting together a combination of a Remington 5R in 308 and a 5.5 x 22 NXS for deer hunting and coyotes. Would I be better off to go ahead and get it bedded before I start tinkering with loads for it. I am currently looking hard at the 168gr Amax with my longest shot being in the 600yd range. ALL advice will be much appreciated!
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    Unread 09-03-2011, 01:14 PM
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    Re: New to the site, advice needed

    I personally would bed it before you start doing load development. It will give you a better shooting platform to find your most accurate loads and will help to eliminate any weird fliers associated with bedding issues.
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    I have a 5R in 300winmag and I shot it as is for a few months before having the hs precision stock skim bedded and I could tell a difference in how it shot. So I would recommend going ahead and getting it bedded. Mine is a consistent .6 moa
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    Bedding never hurts, not to late to trade it for a Savage 10 FCP-McMillan!
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    Yep. I'd say go ahead and get a good pillar bed/free floating done before doing anything else. It will likely save you considerable aggravation down the road and quite possibly a lot of time.
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    Definitely bed it first.
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    Unread 09-05-2011, 09:06 AM
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    Re: New to the site, advice needed

    Appreciate the advice gentlemen. I am going to get the bedding job done and then try to work up the best load for it. Then I will tinker with the headspacing to see what that will do for it. Am I on the right track so far?
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