Originally Posted by .243ackley
lookin for a little help,i bought a laminated thumhole stock for my remmy and not being the best hand at gunsmithing(more being afraid of botching things up)sent it to my local riflesmith to pillar and bed in the action,
so here now lies the problem,the barrel is floating nicely but its not centered at the forend(it only needs to be moved not even a quater of an inch)
,is there any tips or tricks to getting it centered without sending it back as im up to my preverbials shooting foxes
Unfortunately you will have to remove some or all of the bedding (not the pillars unless
they are off) and re bed the action with a spacer under the barrel near the forend that will
give you the float that you want and center the rifle in the stock.
I use heat shrink on the action screws to center them so that they don't touch the pillars
after bedding thus preventing the screws from becoming recoil lugs. And the heat shrink trues the action vertically in the stock.( it is removed after bedding is complete).
I wish it had been better news but that's what I would recomend.
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