Aluminum Foil??

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Strokerace_dave, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Strokerace_dave

    Strokerace_dave Active Member

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    I have a Ruger MKII 243, rifle i just traded for , the gun came from a friend who after a while the gun started throwing bullets like a shotgun! I told him to float the barrel, and it wouldl probably ease the stress on the barrel while shooting and make it shoot better. He never did and I ended up with it, So for giggles I built up just in front of the receiver with buisness cards to float the foreend. When I shot it I got excellent results, my question is can I just replace the buisness cards with aluminum foil to releive stress on the forend instead of having to sand out the pressure pad and barrel channel?
     
  2. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    Might look a little funny being raised out of the barrel channel.

    Why not just replace your business cards & tinfoil with JB Weld or some other bedding? Plop a glob of bedding compound in there and don't look back.
     

  3. dirtball

    dirtball Well-Known Member

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    Or you could wrap some sand paper around a wooden dowel, or what ever will fit in the existing barrel channel, and relieve the stock until the barrel no longer makes contact.
    Dave
     
  4. dogdinger

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    my exp is opposite...

    i have a rem 700 sendero in 7RM....bedded and floated the barrel and could not get consistent groups....tried every load i could think of...then finally put fore-end tip pressure on it with business cards. that did the trick! groups now in the 1/2" range...go figure. im still shooting it with the cards in place. gonna bed the barrel all the way out to the end next. AJ
     
  5. gabby

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    I've used a piece of rubber innertube before. It worked wonders for the groups. Mike
     
  6. Bigcat_hunter

    Bigcat_hunter Well-Known Member

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    Aluminum foil is only good for making hats to keep them from reading your thoughts. Only Reynolds, not the cheap Safeway stuff.
     
  7. Buffalobob

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    You might want to consider that you now have the action supported by the shank of the barrel and the rear tang. This could lead to a lot of action flex and torque on the wrong components.
     
  8. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    only reynolds wrap !!!!!!!!!! Trust me !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Strokerace_dave

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    BuffaloBob you are saying by putting a slight shim in front of the action will put undo stress on the rest of the gun? I might as well just sand out the barrel channel to free float the barrel, huh? I guess what I am asking is that have i diagnosed the problem with the paper shims to float the barrel? Next step is to just go ahead and do it.