Aluminum bedding blocks. Do they work?
I have a rifle that is just about shot out and it's time to rebarrel. I should send it to a good gunsmith with a pile of money and just have it done with. But I think I want to do some work myself during periods of boredom this winter.
The rifle has a wooden stock and there really isn't enough wood in the forearm to go with heavy barrel so I am going to replace the stock. I'll have someone competent rebarrel and chamber, but I want to do the stock work myself. I have done traditional glassing in the past and I have retrofitted a couple of rifles with pillars, but I have never used one of the stocks like an HS or Bell and Carlson that feature the built in aluminum bedding blocks. What's the verdict on those types of stocks? The concept looks good and it should be a time saver, but do they work?