Originally Posted by gunaddict
I ordered a HS stock (PSS059) in January for my 375 Ultramag. When I received the stock, I put the barreled action into it and to my surprise it looked a little high. Had my friend bed it and it looked terrible. There was a 90 thousandths gap at the end of the forearm between the stock and bottom of the barrel. I called HS and they said the warranty was void, because it was bedded. I told them that I had 9 of there camo stocks and the others were fine. I sent them pictures of my others stocks. They told me to send the stock in and they would replace it, maybe.
Well they replaced the stock at no charge. Awesome. I got the new stock and decided to wait for my gunsmith to bed it. Today I took it to have it bedded, and the stock was the same way , as the last one. It had at least 80 thousandths gap. HS says there should only be 15 thousandths gap between the stock (top of barrel channel and the bottom of barrel). This is measured at the end of the forearm. I bought the same stock, off 24 Hr Campfire a while back and put the barreled action in it and there is no problem. Fits like my other ones. So I am having my gunsmith bed this one with the 375 ultra.
My gunsmith says it looks like the rear tang is lower than the bedding block. So when you tighten down the screws it raises the barrel away from the stock forearm. Barrel channel looks staight when gun is in the stock. HS said they put a barrel action in it, before they shipped it to me. I have put 2 other barreled actions into the new stock, and they have the same big gap. I am sending this stock back. I really like there stocks and have no complaints with the other ones I have.
Is it a bedding block issue? Rear tang issue? Quality Control Problem? Anyone else having this problem?
It is not unusual for the inserts to be installed wrong on any stock with the bedding block.
I have had several different brand of stocks where this was a problem. And just like a wood
stock sometimes you have to make adjustments with the bedding.
The action and barrel "Must" be fitted to the stock before the bedding can be done. eather by removing material or shimming some areas (Or both). Once this is done it will bed properly.
Just because a stock has a bedding block/ insert does not meen it will fit properly and does
not need bedding.
I bed every action and make sure that the pillars are in full contact with the action and the floor
metal . Actually the insert is a good foundation for bedding if it is clean and free of oil.
I have even seen inserts that were warped and the action would rock front to back and had to
drill out the rear pillar and install a new one that leveled the action and barrel before bedding.
There are a lot of little tricks to doing a good bedding job but they can be learned and preparation
prior to bedding is one of the most important things.
It does sound like a quality control problem but not one that cant be fixed.
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