Well I just got my second rifle done but have yet to bed her. the channel needs to be opened about 1/16 on both sides and I am in no hurry. most of my hunting rifles have a free floated barrel exept my MARLINS now I got a Springfield that is nice and tight, and I am planning to open her up a bit but what are your opinions? Does your barrel float? Or is your barrel tight in the stock. No pumps or leaver actions need to answer. Please.