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How to free-float a barrel?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by pinetree64, Feb 2, 2003.

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  1. pinetree64

    pinetree64 Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    Cumming, GA
    I had a Remington 700 BDL rebarreled. The new barrel is a little heavier and is tight against the forearm. Should I free-float the barrel. If so, how is this done?

  2. DeBee

    DeBee Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Most rifles shoot best if the barrel is free floated...

    Has the rifle been bedded yet? Have you ever bedded a rifle?

    Optimally, you'd need some inletting black, a barrel sized dowel rod, some fine sandpaper and/or a scraper and begin removing wood at the bottom of the barrel inlet working your way up the sides where you just want to have a hair of clearance...

    I'm certain one of the other members here have a link to bedding and free floating a barrel...

    Keep us posted on your progress...
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