Re: Free Floating Remington Barrels
On my "pack" rifle, which has a fairly slender barrel, I found it shot about the same off the bench after floating it (A remmy 700, with laminate stock). From the bipod, I found that floating the barrel really helped (as stated above). Before I floated the barrel, the groups were much larger from the bipod, which makes sense when you think about having the pressure point. After I floated the barrel, I found the groups from the bipod and those from the bench were about the same.
You can always add back in the pressure point if needed. I also found that after floating the barrel, the rifle tends to hold its zero better.
If you like your hunting rifle, you can keep your hunting rifle.