Originally Posted by CoolHandCass
Just took a look at a new mark v with the b&c stock from the factory. I noticed that the barrel isn't floated and that the stock had the pressure points in the fore end. Guess I'm gonna try it out without floating the barrel and see what happens. I heard that the stocks are made to weatherby specs so maybe the weatherbys like the pressure on the barrel.
Yes, but still test fit it and see how the action fits into the stock. Obviously the one I got was "out of spec" but since I floated the barrel I didn't care. Just letting you know that there is no way I could have tightened that action into the stock without some serious problems.
FYI, Dad's 7mm Wby UltraLightweight shot an 11/16" 3 shot group at 200 yards last fall with factory ammo - and the barrel on that one is floated. It came in that configuration when we bought it.
If the rifle fits the stock well you won't hurt a thing by shooting it and see how well it works. You can always bed it or float it later. My personal 7mm shoots well in factory configuration.