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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by onehitwonder, Mar 8, 2009.

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  1. onehitwonder

    onehitwonder Member

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    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.
     
  2. Supertac45

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    I'd check the torque on the bolts for the action and proper sequence of tightening them first.
     
  3. SwampWolf

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    How did it shoot before you "bedded and floated?"
     
  4. onehitwonder

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    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.
     
  5. onehitwonder

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    You tighten the front bolt first and then the rear bolt right?
     
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    yeah trying to set a trot line out to catch all the input I can.
     
  8. CB900F

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    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
     
  9. onehitwonder

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    That might help I did wedge some cardboard under the barrel at the range with little results. may have been too thick.
     
  10. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Yeah, you could "re-pressure-bed" using wax paper folded over several times or other method.
     
  11. onehitwonder

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    but will this work for a synthetic stock? Most of the stuff I've seen was done to a wood stock
     
  12. Ol` Joe

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    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.
     
  13. onehitwonder

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    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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