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onehitwonder
March 8, 2009, 06:34 PM
I recently bedded and floated my model 7 predator. bedding job looked great. took it to the range and my 1 moa groups turned into 3 moa groups. I think floating it might not of been such a good idea.

Anyone bed a barrel channel on a fluted barrel before?

Any suggestions?

Think I might just bite the bullet and buy a new stock.

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Supertac45
March 8, 2009, 06:41 PM
I'd check the torque on the bolts for the action and proper sequence of tightening them first.

SwampWolf
March 8, 2009, 06:45 PM
How did it shoot before you "bedded and floated?"

onehitwonder
March 8, 2009, 06:59 PM
It shot right at 1 moa sometimes just a little more. The factory stock had one of those remington bump stops on it pressing on the barrel.

onehitwonder
March 8, 2009, 07:00 PM
You tighten the front bolt first and then the rear bolt right?

rcmodel
March 8, 2009, 07:03 PM
Dang! Another "Shotgun" post.
(Hitting two forums with one shot!)

http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=5406334&postcount=3

rc

onehitwonder
March 8, 2009, 07:05 PM
yeah trying to set a trot line out to catch all the input I can.

CB900F
March 8, 2009, 07:54 PM
Onehit;

Rather than trying to re-bed the barrel, try finding a replacement "bump" & install it near the front of the stock. Torque the hold-down bolts to spec & shoot. If it's still off, shave & shoot again. Repeat as necessary to either find accuracy or dump an inexpensive little dot of hard rubber. Much easier and cheaper than trying to re-bed the barrel. The commercial version is known as a "Bug-Hole Tuner" I believe.

900F

onehitwonder
March 8, 2009, 07:59 PM
That might help I did wedge some cardboard under the barrel at the range with little results. may have been too thick.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
March 8, 2009, 08:29 PM
Yeah, you could "re-pressure-bed" using wax paper folded over several times or other method.

onehitwonder
March 8, 2009, 08:35 PM
but will this work for a synthetic stock? Most of the stuff I've seen was done to a wood stock

Ol` Joe
March 8, 2009, 08:36 PM
I`ve used strips of plastic milk bottle under the barrel at the forearm adding one at a time until I knew if the rifle was improving or not. Once I found a thickness the rifle liked I put a 2nd pile 1/2" behind it and small dab of bedding between them. When the plastic is removed the bedding remains as a "bump" of the wanted thickness. It sounds harder then it is in practice.

onehitwonder
March 8, 2009, 08:47 PM
that sounds like a good idea. I think I would have to put clay in the flutes though so that it didn't lock into the epoxy. how do you keep it from leaking past the strips?

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