[ QUOTE ]
My rifle stock has an aluminum bedding block, isn't that enough?<BR>A: Not a chance. The bedding block is CNC'd to a set of specs (CNC is a nifty term for machined). The action is supposed to match those dimensions but it just plain doesn't. Many reasons, trust me, the action does not fit exactly into the bedding block. Put a thin layer of bedding compound between them and they will fit perfectly
[/ QUOTE ]
I am looking to bed my Remington 700VSLH stock and have a couple of questions. Other than the recoil lug and a thin layer by the front screw, I am not 100% sure where else I need to put bedding compound. I have some pictures that may help others explain to me where to put the compound.
I do understand that I need to put a thin layer on the front of the bedding block around the screw hole and the recoil lug. Do I also put some bedding by the rear screw? Where else? Do I need to do any grinding on the stock before I do this? I can slide a dollar bill down from the front of the forearm to the chamber area.
These next 2 pictures you can see that the bedding block doesn't make 100% contact with the action.
I will probably get an acraglass kit locally, or if there is reason not to, then I would be up for getting some marine-tex from Brownells.
TIA for your suggestions.