For those that have followed my frustration with my .257 Weatherby you know that it has been a long road. I am hoping to end that road shortly. I just aquired a brand new fibermark stock directly from Weatherby and want to make sure I do it up right. It has the pressure points in the front of the forearm...which I am not super keen on, but that is why I am here. My intial thought is to glass bed the action and free float the barrel. Is this a good initial thought? Second, I need to get some additional insight on what exactly to glass on a Mark V. I have done some research on glass bedding, and it seems that each type of action has it's own idiosyncracies. Should I bed the whole action, just the lug, just the lug and tang......????? Additionally, I have been working the barrel over something awful. I just keep getting carbon out of that thing. This site has helped me immensly. I used to think my barrel was clean because the patches came out white, even though to the naked eye it looked like a corn cob. Well, I went and got some M-Pro-7 and bronze brushes and have been steadily soaking with the solvent, scrubbing with the brush and then wet patching until clean and then starting over. Every time I do this my first patch is colored blackish/brown. It seems like it is never ending, but the barrel sure feels smoother to push a patch down, and it appears that I am knocking down some of the kernals. I hope this doesn't go on to long...it is getting old. Thanks for all your help and ideas.