Originally Posted by J E Custom
Thanks to all that responded to this post !!!!!
There were a lot of good ideas and I intend to incorporate them in my next Savage
Now if I can just figure out that damn M77 Ruger with the slanted recoil lug well enough
to make it consistant from one to the next.
J E CUSTOM
probably my favorite caliber is a 6mm Remington, and I've owned more than one thru the years. Years back I found a used Ruger with a standard weight barrel on it. Snatched it up, and took it home only to find the guy who owned it before had a bedding problem, and actually used part of a matchbook cover as a spacer inside. The gun still shot 1.38" groups! (HOW?). I studied the action and the way it was bedded for a couple weeks, and said that I'd either get to buy a new stock or fix it.
I actually bedded their stupid recoil lug and the front of the reciever with epoxy putty (the stuff I used had a 20 minute work time, and cures hard as a rock). The next morning I was shooting 3/4" groups with it. Then I did some work with the reciever in stages, but only picked up another 1/8th inch. I know I didn't do the bedding job right, but at that stage I just wanted to experiment a little bit. THe epoxy putty never let go, and oil would not damage it