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Aluminum Foil??

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Unread 07-16-2008, 12:27 PM
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Aluminum Foil??

I have a Ruger MKII 243, rifle i just traded for , the gun came from a friend who after a while the gun started throwing bullets like a shotgun! I told him to float the barrel, and it wouldl probably ease the stress on the barrel while shooting and make it shoot better. He never did and I ended up with it, So for giggles I built up just in front of the receiver with buisness cards to float the foreend. When I shot it I got excellent results, my question is can I just replace the buisness cards with aluminum foil to releive stress on the forend instead of having to sand out the pressure pad and barrel channel?
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    Unread 07-16-2008, 12:35 PM
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    Might look a little funny being raised out of the barrel channel.

    Why not just replace your business cards & tinfoil with JB Weld or some other bedding? Plop a glob of bedding compound in there and don't look back.
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    Unread 07-16-2008, 12:57 PM
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    Or you could wrap some sand paper around a wooden dowel, or what ever will fit in the existing barrel channel, and relieve the stock until the barrel no longer makes contact.
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    Unread 07-17-2008, 08:03 AM
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    my exp is opposite...

    i have a rem 700 sendero in 7RM....bedded and floated the barrel and could not get consistent groups....tried every load i could think of...then finally put fore-end tip pressure on it with business cards. that did the trick! groups now in the 1/2" range...go figure. im still shooting it with the cards in place. gonna bed the barrel all the way out to the end next. AJ
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    Unread 07-17-2008, 12:36 PM
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    I've used a piece of rubber innertube before. It worked wonders for the groups. Mike
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    Unread 07-17-2008, 01:04 PM
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    Aluminum foil is only good for making hats to keep them from reading your thoughts. Only Reynolds, not the cheap Safeway stuff.
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    You might want to consider that you now have the action supported by the shank of the barrel and the rear tang. This could lead to a lot of action flex and torque on the wrong components.
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