Re: beding a Sako AV (Mauser type action)
The only real way to discern if there is a difference, is to bed the front and see what the accuracy is in that configuration. Then take that standard, and bed it without any bedding in the front of the lug and see if the accuracy changes and how. For a standard hunting rifle, I think accuracy would be acceptable either way. There are more variables in the accuracy equation like action, barrel, load development...etc that will make a difference..
Just my 02.
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