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savage 12 for custom bench gun

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Unread 01-03-2004, 11:50 PM
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Re: savage 12 for custom bench gun

Hi, I plan to free float the action and the barrel, only the block will be bedded to the stock, is this good or bad?

What would be the best scope mounting system for a reasonable price?

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    Unread 01-05-2004, 10:32 AM
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    Re: savage 12 for custom bench gun

    308 Nate

    Have never seen a barrel block gun that did not have the action freefloated. That is the purpose of the block, more bedding area and letting action free float.

    If you are using barrel block, most just have a davidson or custom one piece base mounted to top of block to fit whatever type rings you are using. It an come back over the action. It can be tapered with 20-40 MOA built in and if using 1" scope, you can use the tapered Kelby rings to add more moa.

    Think you might want to consider a wider foreend on you gun also. Depending on barrel size, you might find it tight to try and put a 1.25 or larger barrel in a block and have enough material left in stock for inletting that wide a block. Strongly recommend a two piece block over one piece. Your gunsmith and your wallet will love you when comes time to rebarrel. One pieces are hell to get the barrel out sometime especially compared to two piece.

    sounds like you are not building a 16.5 lb light gun so go with a 8-9" block and plan on weight of at least 20 lbs.

    Recommend you talk with Bruce Baer about a 9" split block and his laminated stocks.

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