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Unread 10-18-2010, 01:49 PM
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floated barrel groups

anyone know if the shot grouping will change if the floated stock is sitting on a rest vs. using a bipod that cinches the stock to the barrel? seems that defeats the purpose of floating the stock, right? I did notice my grouping lowered from 3.25" above 0 @ 100yds to 2" above 0 when using the bipod
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    Unread 10-18-2010, 02:13 PM
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    Re: floated barrel groups

    Of course it affects things.
    What kind of a bipod causes this?
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    Unread 10-18-2010, 02:28 PM
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    Re: floated barrel groups

    Not sure what youre askin... its a harris style bipod...
    So are the lowered groups consistent with the barrel being tight against the forestock?
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    Re: floated barrel groups

    There is not going to be anything 'consistent' with a stituation so rediculous!

    How does a harris 'style' bipod cause your stock to contact the barrel?
    Just trying to figure out what you're REALLY asking..
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    Re: floated barrel groups

    LOL---THAT was a funny question!!!!!!
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    Re: floated barrel groups

    Guys, I think he was just asking about stock flex.

    Skandlus,
    I'm guessing you have a budget factory stock with which this is happening. No this is not good in any way for accuracy. You want your barrel to float and vibrate freely. Either stiffen up the stock, or replace it. Removing a little material if it is just a high spot contacting may also fix the problem.
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    Re: floated barrel groups

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    Guys, I think he was just asking about stock flex.
    That's NOT what he asked...

    "anyone know if the shot grouping will change if the floated stock is sitting on a rest vs. using a bipod that cinches the stock to the barrel"
    This isn't "should I stiffen my stock?", or "do I have a problem with my stock, or bipod?"
    He doesn't imply that the stock contacts the barrel off a rest, and he already knows that a free floated barrel should not contact the stock.

    He knows atleast that something is wrong with his bipod arrangement.
    But he hasn't asked a question in that regard..
    So far, he is wasting our time.
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