glass beding

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by lee31, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. lee31

    lee31 Well-Known Member

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    I have a model 700 sendero in 264 its shoots about .75 -1moa.The question i have is it will shoot the first 2 in or about the same hole and the third flies about 3/4 to 1 inch. It does this with diffrent powders and bullets. Just wonderingif glass beding will fix this problem I know it has the bedding block. I am hoping the glass will tighten every thing up a bit to help my accruacy. Or could the crown be bad?
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Bedding blocks are normally good but bedding them will almost always make them shoot
    better.

    I have never seen a bedding job that was done right hurt the accuracy/consistency of any
    rifle. and the reason for bedding in the first place is to improve shot to shot consistency.

    Go ahead and bed it it can only improve it.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    Honest answer that might sting.

    Double check your procedures on the bench. I know we are all red blooded American men which means by rights know how to:

    Drive faster
    Screw better
    Shoot straighter

    than anyone else on the planet. . .


    Be that as it may a careful evaluation of your bench game procedure just may improve that random flyer your having.

    FWIW I absolutely SUCK at bench shooting and I quite often have to resort to help/coaching from someone with more experience. Boyd Allen, a guy that frequents BR.com is a really good resource for this stuff.

    My only point in stating this is that I find too often a gun is thought to be the culprit when in fact the shooter is doing something.

    Good luck.

    Chad
     
  4. Southpaw

    Southpaw Well-Known Member

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    I have a custom 257 wby that did the same thing. Someone suggested slowing down and putting "A MINIMUM" of 1 minute between shots. This practice took my groups from 3 rounds under a quarter to 3 rounds under a dime. My 257 was the worst for heating up, but shooting in this manner has decreased the groups for all my rifles.

    Good Luck

    Southpaw
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2010
  5. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    Agree.

    I have a couple of .22s that I use for practice as I'm after technique more than accuracy. One of them isn't that accurate anyway but the rifle "feels like" my 7mm Wby so it's a cheap stand-in. :D Even with those I try to wait and to think for each shot. If I do that I'll be "practiced up" for my centerfires when I actually have to wait between shots to be sure the barrel is cool.