skim bedding an accumark
Same Accumark I referenced in an earlier post on a trigger job, 30-378 wby. I plan on skim bedding this rifle, as it has a fair amount of play between the action and the aluminum inserted stock. With the screws out there is at least 1/4 inch of side to side play (slop) when the action is setin the stock. This appears to be a rediculious poor fit. When I tighten up the barrel lug screw, one can see the barrel pulling left until it touches the side of the forened. If i'm not mistaken, this should be floated from the factory.
I guess I have two options, one is to cut out the left side of the stock to make it free floating before skim bedding. The second is to wrap some tape around the barrel in a couple of places to keet the barrel uniform inside of the stock and bed the rifle, using the tape as a sort of stand off and allow the bedding to buildup around the recoil lug and set the rifle true.
What is the best approach?