The action screws were way out to the side and rear , it looked like maybe the stock was inletted then moved then drilled ? I don't know but the fit was piss poor , the owner likes a large gap around his barrels like I do so i just ran a 1.25" ball end mill through the barrel channel so their was no contact untill I shimmed it with alot of tape to make the action sit up level in the action inlet area. I generaly don't like to bed the flat action up the sides but their was so much of a gap I wanted to fill it in. I don't mind doing Rugers but this particular action in this stock gave me fits and I generaly piller bed all the rifles I do as after the pillers are set solid I go in and remove moer material in the area to be bedded so the compound is at least .125" thick and with the pillers set that hold the action from crushing down to far and getting out of wack with the stock , I have found that it realy makes things easier , makes the job longer but I think the end result is better and its better on my blood pressure.
Today i milled the action to have a 5 deg taper from the stock line down , I also rebedded it to fill in this area and all the voids left from the earlier bedding , I'm sure that tomorrow morning I'll have a much better end product.
The guy that put the barrel on also hand lapped the bolt ways and this thing is slick , probably one of the slickest factory actions I have seen , the whole inside of the action looks like crome.
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