I need some advice from people with experience barrel block bedding a rifle. I have a heavy rifle in 308 Bear which is barrel block bedded. This is not a common method of building a rifle over here and I wonder if there are techniques we are not aware of. It has been very difficult getting detailed information out of those building rifles.
My rifle barrel is glued into a steel sleave with epoxy for the full length. I am not getting the accuracy that I would expect from quality components and tend to think its related to the bedding. The photo below shows a bronze sleave on my rifle, but this has been replaced by a straight steel cylinder of similar dimensions, however it does not extend back over the action. Can anyone talk me through the key aspects of this bedding method?