How much does bedding effect accuracy

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Robinhood493, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Robinhood493

    Robinhood493 Well-Known Member

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    How much will a Devcon bedding job effect accuracy in a decent laminated stock. Will it turn 4" groups to 2" groups? Or us it more of turning a 1" gun to a 1/2" gun.
     
  2. CogburnR

    CogburnR Well-Known Member

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    Making a 4" into a 2" shooter and making a 1" into a 1/2" shooter is basically the same thing.
     

  3. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    If you are speaking of 100 Yd. groups, a 4" rifle needs a hell of a lot more than bedding.
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    There are four 'marcro' items that you can adjust in order to improve accuracy. they are:

    Action Bedding in high quality/decent stock
    Blueprinting/truing action or lapping bolt lugs
    Adjust/replace trigger
    Replace barrel/recrown existing barrel

    Difficult to say how much any of these will improve accuracy. the only way to know would be to make one change at a time, then remeasure accuracy.

    I can say that if you do all or most of these, your rifle is almost guaranteed to improve:

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/nephews-transformed-rifle-53634/
     
  5. jcoop

    jcoop Well-Known Member

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    I have had quite varying experiences with bedding.
    1. 1 1/2" groups shrunk to 1/2" after bedding
    2. 1 1/2" groups with no change in group size after bedding.
    3. 3/4" group shrink to 3/8" after bedding.

    The first one had an obvious issue with the stock to action fitment.
    Bedding should be automatic. I have never seen it hurt accuracy.
     
  6. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely right.
     
  7. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    A good clean bedding job and consistant torque on the action screws has been my observation.