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Old 08-14-2011, 07:49 PM
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Proper accuracy bedding of your Stock

So just how important is your stock bedding to your rifles accuracy? And how do you know if your rifle stock was bedded in such a way so that your rifle will shoot with the utmost accurate loads


For all your know you might just be assuming that your Smith did a good job and spend time and effort trying to get you handloads and your rifle to shoot the groups you had hoped when in reality you poor bedding job wont let you.......................for me Im just relying on someones elses work ethic I would not know if it was done right or not. I would hate to find out years later that, sorry, your rifle was not bedded right and ..................So how do you know.

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Old 08-14-2011, 08:05 PM
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Re: Proper accuracy bedding of your Stock

Who has a rifle built, and never takes it apart? A nasty bedding job should be easy to spot.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:16 PM
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Re: Proper accuracy bedding of your Stock

What about a nasty Pillar bedding job?........................In your opinion............

I shot five five shot groups that averaged .664 at 100yards....................19 badger Good or Bad?
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Re: Proper accuracy bedding of your Stock

Mabey check to see that the action screws do not contact the insides of the pillars when tight. I do this by drilling out my pillars after the beddeding job is complete. Nothing huge, just a couple sizes over.
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Re: Proper accuracy bedding of your Stock

Greg first of all I don't put my faith in 100 yards. 200 or further shows true variences. Instead of me typing it all out. Darrel explains it pretty good.

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Re: Proper accuracy bedding of your Stock

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So just how important is your stock bedding to your rifles accuracy? And how do you know if your rifle stock was bedded in such a way so that your rifle will shoot with the utmost accurate loads


For all your know you might just be assuming that your Smith did a good job and spend time and effort trying to get you handloads and your rifle to shoot the groups you had hoped when in reality you poor bedding job wont let you.......................for me Im just relying on someones elses work ethic I would not know if it was done right or not. I would hate to find out years later that, sorry, your rifle was not bedded right and ..................So how do you know.

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Sometimes you actually have to take it on faith that when you pay a professional to do a job and do it well, they are going to do so.

You can also see telltale signs of movement if the bedding is not done well.
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For all your know you might just be assuming that your Smith did a good job and spend time and effort trying to get you handloads and your rifle to shoot the groups you had hoped when in reality you poor bedding job wont let you.......................for me Im just relying on someones elses work ethic I would not know if it was done right or not. I would hate to find out years later that, sorry, your rifle was not bedded right and ..................So how do you know.

Greg

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