Originally Posted by BountyHunter
suggest you have someone do the stress test check first and look at the bedding block.
My bet is the bedding block is slightly off center, which can be fixed much easier than truing etc
Besides even if you true everything up and then put it back in an off center bedding block, you have fixed nothing but spent alot of money.
It is highly unusual for a barrel/rcvr to be that off center. You would basically have to have the receiver tenon cut way off center and facing the receiver will not fix that.
That's why there are gunsmiths! A good one will look at it all, not just the metal. How many times does someone carry only part or a rifle into my shop telling me what they think is wrong. We've all heard, "Lock, Stock, & Barrel". In modern terms, it's a system, and a good gunsmith knows this. If you've have had it in two
H-S Stocks, it's probably not the stock, but, I'd check it anyway. Sorry, costs dollars to have a pro fix problems you can't. Costs dollars to have a mechanic fix your new SUV, a plumber to work on a drain you don't have the time or tools to do, or an electrician to fix a problem so you don't burn your house down. By the way, you want a gunsmith, not just
a machinist as a machinist probably won't have an action wrench and a barrel vise. There is much more
to being a gunsmith than being a machinist, but it helps if you are.