Re: McMillan Hunter\'s Edge stock
Terry: Opinions vary, but most folks bed a hunting rifle from the front lug out to the end of the shank, or the chamber, whichever is shorter. Also, most gunsmiths recommend bedding the rear flange to ensure that the action rests in the stock stress free. The exception is ultralight barrels. Some gunsmiths, like New Ultralight Arms, will pressure bed the entire barrel channel. Check websites for Holland's Gunsmithing and Bansner's for detailed instructions.