Stock bedding

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Pete L, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. Pete L

    Pete L Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    can anyone tell me is there any advantage of glass bedding a rifle about 1 inch in front of the recoil lug ?? basically the first inch of the barrel ??
  2. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Jan 20, 2004
    From the single rifle I tried this on, twice.

    Original barrel: Sporterweight douglas premium, 24"

    Bedded the action/free floated the barrel: It shot well about 3/4MOA @ 100.

    Bedded the barrel all the way to the end: Again it shot about 3/4 MOA but shot it at a lower velocity.

    Free floated the last half of the barrel: Again it shot avout 3/4 MOA but at a higher velocity.

    Did the same thing when I had it rebarreled w/a 27" Lilja #4 contour.

    Got the same exact results except group size is .3 or .4 MOA range.

    Stayed with the first half of the barrel channel bedded.

    Mauser 98 Action - 270 Win.

    Conclusion: Messing with bedding of any part of the barrel is pretty much a waste of time except its fun to play with once just to see.