Greetings: I am still working on my "project" which involves putting a laminated target stock on a Marlin 7000 semi-auto 22 LR. I think I would like to glass bed the action. Everything I have read so far talks about the recoil lug being a critical part of bedding project. Well this gun has no recoil lug. It appears that any recoil is absorbed where the rear of the action framing meets the stock. It appears that the stock manufacturer applied a thin reinforcement band of glass in this location. Also, this action has some moving parts that actually extend beyond the outside edges of the action box which houses the bolt, trigger mechanism, etc. I have not shot this gun with the new stock installed yet, so I still have no information on how the gun shoots without bedding. However, I am concerned because when I snug down the action bolts through the trigger guard, the action wants to bind, making it hard to even slide the bolt open. Obviously I need to do something with it. Can this gun be glass bedded, and if so how should I proceed? Can you reference any educational information to get me started? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.