I would absolutely recommend a pillar bed so your guard screws have a non compressable surface to lock up against. If this is your first bedding attempt I would see if there is someone you could watch do it or get a video so you have an idea of the process as it over all process could be a little overwelming. I make my own custom pillars to match each individual rifle. If you have access to a lathe they're a fairly easy project to make but again unless you've done it or seen it done before it might be a little overwelming. If your in the least bit apprehensive about it I would consider having an appropriate smith pillar bed it for you so you don't botch a new McMillan stock. Good luck if you decide to do it yourself.
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