I need to learn about how to mount and clamp a heavy barrel into a stock, in conjunction with floating the action. If you bed the barrel and the recoil lug, I would think the forces involved with recoil would be adequately transferred to the stock. So then, how is the barrel held onto the stock ? First thing that comes to my mind is a series of heavy leather or nylon straps with buckles for tightening. I suppose one could machine up some saddle-shaped caps out of metal or plastic but then you still have the task of fastening down the barrel. I would shy away from a Marlin-type barrel strap. None of these designs would necessarily look pretty but for me this does not matter much. Can anyone critique these ideas or add more ? Thanks a bunch !