Originally Posted by sstaylor
Ok I am new to long range but I have already had a rifle built. It is Stiller predator long action with Shilen 24" # 5 contour pluss muzzle brake. In 300 WM and timney trigger. Jerry Stiller chambered and fitted barrel and all looks good. I ordered a mcmillian drop in stock for rifle and it looks good. I put action and barrel in stock and when i tightened the action screws the bolt binds up. I have another post asking How tight do you make the screws but I have done a little searching and found they are supposed to be 65 in lbs. I do not feel I have the screws that tight yet as i was using an L shaped allen wrench. But when I snug them down the bolt binds.
There is no such thing as a true drop in stock !!!!
There are stocks that are inletted for a partiicular action but they don't fit perfict so
you should bed the action.
If the bolt binds when you tighten the bedding/action screws then it is flexing the action
and this can't be good.
35 to 65 inch pounds is the correct torque .
If the barrel is not free floated it can cause the same problem.
To check this just lay a dollar bill in the barrel channel and then snugg the action screws,
if the bill wontmove freely up and down the barrel then it needs floating.
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