I'm reworking my 338 edge. It has a 34" barrel that is around 8 pounds. I have it bedded about 5" in front of the lug to take pressure off the action screws. I have noticed some scuff marks developing in the last inch of that bedding job. I want to free float it completely, but I'm not sure how much stress that will put on the action screws. Can anyone tell me if it would be a mistake to try a free floated setup with that barrel length and weight?