Re: Help with Model 700 build please
I would leave about 1" of bedding in front of the recoil lug, and relieve the rest so the barrel floats from there out. I would also cut and crown at 30 - 31 inches. If the stock is pillar blocked, I would torque the action screws to 75 inch/lbs. If you want to leave the barrel at 34", the barrel block sounds like a good idea.
Just what I would do if it was mine. Tom
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