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Unread 08-09-2006, 02:36 PM
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Stock bedding

can anyone tell me is there any advantage of glass bedding a rifle about 1 inch in front of the recoil lug ?? basically the first inch of the barrel ??
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    Unread 08-09-2006, 03:50 PM
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    Re: Stock bedding

    From the single rifle I tried this on, twice.

    Original barrel: Sporterweight douglas premium, 24"

    Bedded the action/free floated the barrel: It shot well about 3/4MOA @ 100.

    Bedded the barrel all the way to the end: Again it shot about 3/4 MOA but shot it at a lower velocity.

    Free floated the last half of the barrel: Again it shot avout 3/4 MOA but at a higher velocity.

    Did the same thing when I had it rebarreled w/a 27" Lilja #4 contour.

    Got the same exact results except group size is .3 or .4 MOA range.

    Stayed with the first half of the barrel channel bedded.

    Mauser 98 Action - 270 Win.

    Conclusion: Messing with bedding of any part of the barrel is pretty much a waste of time except its fun to play with once just to see.
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