New Remington bedding question

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Guest, Jul 5, 2004.

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Just picked up a new Rem 700 in 22-250 to try my hand at varmits..Anyway, the barrel does not seem to float in the wood channel (Laminated stock) There is a small build up of wood right around the front swivel stud (inside the stock) I noticed this after I took the reciever out of the wood. Anyway...From what I have looked up so far..It's called pressure bedding??? Should I leave it and see how she shoots first before I take some rasps to it to free float the barrel?

  2. Pete Lincoln

    Pete Lincoln Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    Joe what i would do is bin the wood stock and get a decent after market synthetic, look on ebay for a HS Precision, McMillan or a Hogue (with full bedding block), pressure bedding works on some rifles, but in my experience a floated barrel is usualy the very best option, and if you intend to use a bipod the pressure bedding will have you all over the place. Pete
  3. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

    May 14, 2001
    I would remove the pads and shoot it free floated or do as Pete suggests and find a McMillan or HS.
    The problem with pressure bedding is keeping the pressure the same from shot to shot, day to day....consistency is the key to accuracy.
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I got the laminated because I like the look of it. I could of got the synthetic but have too many of those to begin with [​IMG]

  5. preacherman

    preacherman Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004 a good pillar/epoxy bedding job on the stock and free float the barrel... you'll probably be delighted except for maybe the barrel itself... just try it first, if it shoots really well, go ahead and shoot it out and then re-barrel... I agree with you... this laminate makes a nice change from synthetic... jmo
  6. Aussie

    Aussie Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2004
    Lablover ,
    Didn't say whether you bought laminated or walnut . If it's laminated it should be stable and given a decent bedding job with pillars and glass won't change zero .
    There's still plenty of good shooters out there with walnut stocks . Given decent bedding and a moisture proof stock finish you shouldn't have too many problems .
    Definitely get rid of that pressure ridge though .Make sure you refinish the barrel channel with something waterproof . [​IMG]
  7. 1894

    1894 Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2004
    I recently bought a wood stocked older Sako with pressure points. Removing the pressure points and skim glass bedding slightly increased the accuracy and thus far zero is 100% reliable.

    Removing the pressure points can mean that further barrel channel relieving is required as there can be an amount of support which when removed causes the barrel to come down a bit. ie remove pressure point and then bed not vice versa!
  8. bucknutz

    bucknutz Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2004
    new member,currently asking advice and learning from the experts here,but i have removed the pinch on 5 700 rem's so far,all with much better results!i cant figure why they still do it? [​IMG] tru oil seals the wound well.while you're at it,get the trigger tuned to your 30-06 grouped 6" difference from summer to winter up and down @ 100yds,they must want you to burn more ammo,which is good!
  9. Coyote Hunter

    Coyote Hunter Well-Known Member

    May 1, 2002
    If you decide that you may not want the laminate stock give me shout.
    I personally would take a Laminate stock over a syn. for hunting. I like the warmth of wood much better and when bedded properly they will hold their "zero" rather well.
    (need help on the bedding or floating - drop a e-mail. Can send pictures).
  10. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    I have the VLS in .223 and absolutely love it. To obtain best accuracy, I did free float the barrel on mine and bed the action using Accra-glass. Shoots wonderfully! I also prefer the laminated over the sythetics. I know they perform well, I just hate the feel of them.
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I greatly appreciate the help. I think I will sling some rounds down range then if it performs like poop...I'll have it bedded. I almost think I can tackle the job myself [​IMG]