First of all, I hope I'm in the right forum....
A long story short, I did some horse trading with a guy at work and ended up with a nice little Winchester 70 Featherweight in .22-250 for my 12yr old son. The problem is that it shoots like crap. I have mounted a new scope, rings and bases but I'm still having problems.
One second the rifle is shooting sub-moa groups and the next it is slinging 9+ inch groups. I know it isn't a cleaning problem and it's not overheating.
I came to the conclusion that it has to be a bedding problem. So.... I did some reading and figured I could do the bedding job myself. I have basic wood working skills and tools so the job looked straight forward and within my capabilities. I bought an "Acraglas Gel" kit from Brownelles and pulled the rifle apart.
what a mess! Someone else has done a bedding butchering job on this rifle. It has some problems and I'm wondering if someone can offer advice to straighten it out. I'm not out a lot of money so far and I'd really like to fix it myself. I think it would be a low cost way to get my feet "wet" at some home gunsmithing.
A pic is worth a thousand words...
Here is the top. you can see that there is a gap on the left and the action is cramed against the right side of the inlet.
Here is the forend. It is the opposite of the action. The left side is touching and the gap is on the right side. Basically the barreled action is in crooked.
There is about a 2" section of barrel touching the stock on the left side. Beyond that it is free and clear to the action.
I belive the action is too deep in the stock because half the "trademark" is covered with the stock. Also on the otherside, the vent hole is slightly below the stock. How do I raise it back up?
Ok, so as far as I can tell, I need to grind, straighten, raise and rebed. Sounds easy [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]...can anyone offer a starting point? Like I said, I have shot some 3rd sub moa groups, so I think the little rifle will shoot; it just needs some TLC to become consistant.
Thanks for any help that anyone can offer!