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Old 03-25-2008, 09:16 PM
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Why don't manufacturers sell rifles that are "tuned?"

Just wondering... if everyone likes to get their rifles bedded and floated... then why don't manufacturers sell rifles that already have this stuff done to them? (e.g. kinda like how Senderos have HS stocks on them already)
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:34 AM
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I can think of several reasons why they wouldnt. It would increase cost, less buyers, a lot of people are ok with the way the rifles come out. My dad's old rifle doesnt shoot extremely well, but he doesnt care, because he doesnt need that kind of accuracy for his applications, plus there are a couple companies who do have a gunsmith that you can order for them to do I believe. The wouldnt be able to manufactur as many guns as well. My .2 cents

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Old 03-26-2008, 09:24 PM
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Cooper Arms of Montana is kinda that way. . They have a accuracy guarentee of .5" @ 100 yard 3 shot group. Many Coopers will group below that with hand loaded ammuntion. Plus they offer different wood grades which determines the cost. The basic is the Varminter, which is what I have. They also have a synthetic stocked rifle, called the Pheonix. This stock is similar to the H-S presicion stock.

They just came out with a repeater model. If you are willing to pay over a 1000 dollars for a rifle they are well worth it.
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Cooper Arms of Montana is kinda that way. . They have a accuracy guarentee of .5" @ 100 yard 3 shot group. Many Coopers will group below that with hand loaded ammuntion. Plus they offer different wood grades which determines the cost. The basic is the Varminter, which is what I have. They also have a synthetic stocked rifle, called the Pheonix. This stock is similar to the H-S presicion stock.

They just came out with a repeater model. If you are willing to pay over a 1000 dollars for a rifle they are well worth it.


While Cooper arms is one of the better quality rifles for an off the shelf gun, it is in no way bedded properly. They have just as many bedding issues as any other gun despite the fact that they usually shoot pretty well. Just because someon puts a pillar in a stock and squirts a little glue into the dovetail recoil lug does not mean that that is a proper bedding job!
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Just wondering... if everyone likes to get their rifles bedded and floated... then why don't manufacturers sell rifles that already have this stuff done to them? (e.g. kinda like how Senderos have HS stocks on them already)

Oh some do......but they aren't mass produced guns!
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While Cooper arms is one of the better quality rifles for an off the shelf gun, it is in no way bedded properly. They have just as many bedding issues as any other gun despite the fact that they usually shoot pretty well. Just because someon puts a pillar in a stock and squirts a little glue into the dovetail recoil lug does not mean that that is a proper bedding job!
Right, its not a full bed job. Just behind the recoil lug. P.S I like your new signature, really hits home!

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Because they don't need to

For the majority of Mr. Average it means very little or nothing if the rifle is tuned or not. The Mr. Averages that I've seen are lucky to shoot 3" groups even with the best rigs, so why the factory would spend any extra money on something that's not needed.

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