Re: To Bed or Not Bed the Recoil Lug in New McMillian Edge Stock
Last summer I had my 300 Rum LSS converted to a 338 Edge, I did the sane thing by going with a Jewell trigger and a Hollands recoil lug... I also got me a new McMillan HTG stock that had a similar problem you describe, the barrel was off center when the stock was snugly attached..
I ended up using a dremel tool and "Miles Gilbert Bedrock Glass Bedding Kit" to fix that up...
I had already opened up the recoil lug recess for the Hollands recoil lug anyway and continued to remove a bit more material and making several cuts and angled holes drilled away from each other as anchor points to hold the bedding material...
I had a gunsmith skim bed the rifle on the factory LSS stock a few years ago and all his crap came up and peeled away as it was a thin surface layer with no hold onto the stock
in order to center the barrel in the channel and get it at the correct height to bed I used a roll of electricians tape and kept adding tape onto the barrel at the fore end of the stock for the desired effect ......
just follow the directions that come with the kit and you will be okay... it comes in black also but my local supplier only had the brown available.....
My 338 Edge shoots fandamntastic after the bedding job without any kind of action accurizing or truing/blueprinting etc...
After seeing how well it shoots I decided not to mess with it anymore and canceled the action tuning,
I don't know the current quality of Rem 700's but the one I have was fine,
matter of fact the 300 RUM factory chambering shot the 200 gr Swift A-Frames and Accubonds very well also but having two 300 Rums I figured I "needed" a 338 Edge just so I could be cool like all these other guys on LRH... (like my kids would say, lolz dude !)
How is it y'all still don't know the difference between CALIBER and CARTRIDGE ??
"In guns, particularly firearms, caliber or calibre is the approximate internal diameter of the barrel, or the diameter of the projectile it fires."
"Fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity"