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Unread 09-17-2013, 12:07 PM
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Skim Bed First or Shoot First

I just recieved a Choate Tactical stock for my son's Savage model 10 and was wondering if I should just go ahead and skim bed the action in the v block or should I see how it shoots first before going the through the trouble of bedding it?


What do you all do?
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    Unread 09-17-2013, 03:36 PM
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    Re: Skim Bed First or Shoot First

    I don't think you go wrong either way.
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    Re: Skim Bed First or Shoot First

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    I don't think you go wrong either way.
    One way's simply gotta be better than the other. That's only logical.

    I always shoot first and bed later. . . if it's necessary.

    It seems better that way to me.
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    Re: Skim Bed First or Shoot First

    What he said.

    And I will be surprised if you need it with the Choate with V Block. Don't forget to properly torque the action screws.

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    Re: Skim Bed First or Shoot First

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    What he said.

    And I will be surprised if you need it with the Choate with V Block. Don't forget to properly torque the action screws.

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    Re: Skim Bed First or Shoot First

    I would shoot it first with the bolts properly torqued, it may not require any additional work or again it may.
    Only one way to know it try it then act accordingly.
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    Re: Skim Bed First or Shoot First

    As usual I have an opinion on this and will state it for those that want to read it.

    I use a lot of stocks with Bedding blocks/chassis in them and I have found that some shoot well
    and some don't.

    Soooooooo, With the cost of ammo and testing, especially if it wont shoot after all the different loads tested you have spent much more money than the cost of bedding and you have to start over with testing.

    Also, even though the rifle shoots well without bedding they will always do better after bedding.

    Bedding is very inexpensive and lets you get the best out of your rifle and minimizes the shots fired
    in order to find that "Best" load.

    I have tried saving money by not bedding stocks that were advertised as no bedding required stocks
    and regretted it because even though shot well they were finicky and took many different loads to find a good load.

    Now, No rifles leave my shop without bedding Irregardless what type of stock I use and normally they will shoot everything well and I normally find a load (Sub 1/2 MOA) within 2 or 3 loads.

    Cutting corners IMO ends up costing more money and barrel life.

    Just my opinion

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