Do I need to rebed if switching to synthetic stock (Rem 700)?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by isptroop38, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. isptroop38

    isptroop38 Active Member

    Dec 8, 2005
    I can get a good deal on a Remington 700 CDL SF. I like the stainless barrel, but am not fond of the stainless barrel with the wood stock.

    If I wanted to sell the wood stock and buy a synthetic HS Precision or Bell and Carlson stock with the full length aluminum bedding block, would I need to do anything else (including rebedding) to be sure it still shoots accurately?

    In other words, can you take any Remington barreled action and put it on a synthetic stock with bedding block to keep it free floated and not affect the accuracy adversely?

    Or would I need to rebed the entire rifle so it fits correctly in a particular stock? Is rebedding only done in wood stocks?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. BHP9

    BHP9 Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2007
    You will only find out by trying.:)

  3. Dead Beat

    Dead Beat Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2004
    i would bed it first at least skim bed it . they helped all of mine even the one with the full blocks