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Old 10-06-2011, 01:56 PM
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280 Upgrade by MCR

Here's a upgraded factory rifle that went through its paces with one of my accuracy packages. This rifle was all original and the best it wanted to do was a little over 1" @ 100 yds. I gave it a fresh true crown, lapped the lugs, tweaked the trigger, loc-tited the bases and lapped the rings. I also put it in a B&C thumb hole stock and pillar bedded it. With the same load that would only shoot 1" @ 100 yds. now shoots 1/2" - 5/8" groups. This was a pretty inexpensive way to get a semi custom rifle that shoots much better than factory.

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Old 10-06-2011, 10:24 PM
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Re: 280 Upgrade by MCR

That's a very nice job for a semi custom rifle that really shoots!
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:33 PM
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Re: 280 Upgrade by MCR

I want it. Really bad.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:43 PM
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Re: 280 Upgrade by MCR

Great work. Kevin accurized my son's Weatherby 243. With premium factory ammo I shot a little under a half inch group.

I can't wait to see pictures on this site of my twin Sendero's that Kevin are accurizing, installing CSR brakes, Gre-tan fire controls, Badger bolt handles and adding Jewell triggers.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:06 AM
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Re: 280 Upgrade by MCR

Kevin, I have a question, I hope you don't mind.

What is the difference in advantages of glass bedding an action over pillar bedding? Can both be done? Or is both not necessary?
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:33 AM
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Sorry it took me a few days to reply, I just got back from a hunting trip. Pillar bedding is definitely the better way to go. The pillars I use I make here at MCR out of 6061 aluminum. This gives the action a solid place to sit on on 2 points with a non-compressible surface to tighten the guard screws to. The action is then bedded to create a mold of the action in a stress free hold. This marries your action to the stock stress free so it can not move upon recoil. Just a full action bed as I call it is just bedding with no pillars. It's definitely better than no bedding at all but with a wood or fiberglass stock the stock material can be compressed at 60 in/lbs. This can create uneven stresses in the action and can change your point of impact especially in a wood stock as the humidity in the wood swells or contracts. With a stock such as a HS Precision with the aluminum bedding block I'm able to prep the stock so the bedding block can usually be used as pillars and then all the stock would need is a full action bed.
There's a little more detail work involved especially in preparation for bedding but hopefully this gives you a better understanding.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:55 PM
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Re: 280 Upgrade by MCR

While we are on the subject of bedding, how much would it cost to have a complete bedding job done on a Savage 10FP?
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