Originally Posted by jbj
J E - The link you posted, as well as conversations with a few Savage gunsmiths is why I posted what I did.
I know that Savage designed the floating bolt head for ease of manufacturing and parts compatibility. My point was that it benefited us by making it less
necessary to correct via lapping for accuracy purposes. Fred Moreo did a pretty good job of explaining here Savage Shooters - Fred Moreo - Timging & Truing Explained
I hear his CS isn't the most timely, but his work is highly spoken of.
I am in no way discounting your advice or knowledge and experience in the area, and am interested to understand more of your process vs others. (By the way, you make very nice looking rifles)
Thanks for the complement on the appearance of my rifles. I think that a custom rifle
should look good
as well as shoot good.
Everyone has different ways of dealing with the accuracy issue. Some feel that some things are not
worth the effort because you may only gain a few thousandths in group size. Others Like my self
believe that any operation that will true everything to the bore is worth the effort.
I feel that is the process of elimination, If I resolve every issue that I can I have a better chance
of producing a sub 1/4 MOA rifle. That includes starting with the best barrel, A trued action, A quality
stock, Best Trigger and a good pillar bedding.
If all of this is done the only things that should lessen the accuracy is the Loads and the shooter.
A properly assembled rifle should take away any excuses for poor accuracy except those two.
I will be the first to admit that I am anal about everything being as good as I can get it, And I don't
want to be second guessing myself as to what should have done or could have done when I start
shooting it and It doesn't meet my expectations.
The main advantage is consistency, and the ability to shoot well with any load. and have several
loads that will out shoot Me on any given day.
I never rate anyones work until I have to dissemble there work and find things are over looked,
or simply not important enough to bother with in there mind.
I don't post my rates because I have much lower overhead than some and it would not be apples to apples
pricing. I will say that it cost less blue print a Remington than a for a Savage because there are two more
set ups because of the "Floating Bolt Head" (Setups are time consuming).
Having a V Block in a stock does not guarantee accuracy (Some do well and others don't)
Most of the inserted stocks have a built in flaw, The pillars that should touch the bottom to work
correctly DON'T. when I bed one of these I first machine a insert to fit in the pillar that extends
up to touch the action. Look at your HSP and you will see that the pillars are below the stock line.
This produces bending moment in the action when tightening the bedding screws.
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