Well I pulled out my 10 year old safe queen the other day. Has the old boat paddle stock and stainless barrel.
Cold bore shots had always been accurate MOA. However the second or 3rd shots would always pull way up to the left.
Then about a year ago I got on LRH and other firearm sites and read about floating the barrel. My shooting buddy John got his dremel out, chiseled away some of the foreend of the stock touching the barrel. Voila I have a floater (Not the brown kind either).
I took it out to national forest and thought for my first test I would crank 15 rounds through the tube to see if there were any big flyers. At 200 yards, not a great distance per LRH standards) All my shots Thanks for letting me vent my joy and exultation here. It really showed me personally what floating that barrel will do for even a stock Ruger barrel.
Sometimes poster,more frequent reader of LRH.