I have a 700 LSS 300 RUM, and I just floated the barrel--wooden dowel and 50grit sandpaper does wonders!! My question is how much space is good for a sporter taper barrel when floating? I've got about 1/8" space on the sides and about 1/16" worth of space between the bottom of the barrel and ths stock. Would a factory sporter profile barrel produce enough whip to touch the stock with that 1/16" apace? If so, what should I open it up to? And when glass bedding, how much of the barrel do you guys bed? I've always been told the first inch after the recoil lug should be bedded-is this conistent with everyone else's experience?