280 Upgrade by MCR

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by Kevin Cram, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    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.

    Hope you enjoy!!

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  2. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    That's a very nice job for a semi custom rifle that really shoots!
     

  3. meatyrem

    meatyrem Well-Known Member

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    I want it. Really bad.
     
  4. Balance1m

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    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.
     
  5. meatyrem

    meatyrem Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  6. Kevin Cram

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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.
     
  7. USMC03Grunt

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

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I cant wait for the pics of your rifles either? I have a Parts gun in the safe centered around a Sendero, that is waiting to go to Kevin, and I'm real interested in how yours are going to look.

    Kevin where is the Moose report?

    Jon