Originally Posted by stidsteak
Thanks for the info. The accuracy was actually worse before the bedding which is only on a portion of the barrel just forward of the barrel nut. Going to see if I can still salvage the existing barrel for later use on a lighter weight rig by recrowning it since the crown does look a bit like it was done on a Friday afternoon at the factory. I do need to bed the action. What would be your preferred method and what kit should I use?
I use JB Weld and Kiwi Natural shoe polish. I've had very good success with them.
Does your stock have pillars? I'd go that route as well while you're at it.
Even though it was an improvement, I'd remove the bedding from the barrel.
If you decide to ditch the barrel, let me know. I'm always looking for Savage barrels.