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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

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    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?

    Thanks,
    Tim
     
  2. DeBee

    DeBee Member

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    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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