barrel to stock fit

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by dmgreene, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. dmgreene

    dmgreene Well-Known Member

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    I've got a rifle that has a very poor fit between the barrel and stock. I told my smith to order a factory sendero contour but he ordered something different. I want bed around the barrel to make the fit a bit better but the barrel is fluted and I'm afraid the bedding will mechanically lock the barrel to stock. I was planning on filling the flutes with putty and then wrapping with electrical tape. Will this work or is there a better way?
    Thanks David
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    You can fill the flutes with modeling clay then tape over them but simply using a few layers of tape will work as the tape won't seat up into the flute unless you force it in their so you will just end up with a flat spot where the flutes are.

    When I bed a barrel channel yet want the barrel floated I use 4 layers of duct tape , it works realy well if you run the tape long ways from the action to the muzzle , just center the tape on the bottom of the barrel and you will end up with a nice even smooth barrel chanel. just use a good coat of of release , paste wax works well.
     

  3. dmgreene

    dmgreene Well-Known Member

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    Thanks James for the reply and the info. Never thought about using duct tape.