Bedding a rifle stock...

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by JLA, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Thanks worm!

    I took some 'firearm porn' pics this morning, This is the way you find her just after the morning hunt sitting in the sun while you drink coffee and quarter your kill. Nice thought eh?

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  2. Lee C.

    Lee C. New Member

    Feb 3, 2010
    Antigo Wi.
    Nice bedding job JLA will done. I really like your paint job on the gun it looks good.

  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Thanks Lee, It turned out well. Im proud of it.
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I diod get it out to the range today for some testing. The bedding has eliminated ALL of the fliers. All you can see on target now is the effects of barrel heating. rounds 1 and 2 from a cold fouled barrel strike POA with bullet holes overlapping, 3 is quarter inch right, 4 is half inch right and 5 is 3/4 inch right, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 all group 3/4 inches right of POA, group size is a little under an inch (prolly about .8 or .9). I am going to add a little more contact to those pads in the fore-end of the stock to get a little more pressure on the barrel, if this worsens the walking tendency of the hot barrel I will fully float it.

    All in all, good results:) as it is now Its a deer killer out past 300 since the first 2 are well under 1/2 MOA and hitting POA. But since I shoot more paper than deer Im trying for the best of both worlds;)
  5. bluesea112

    bluesea112 Active Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    West, TX
    That is awesome Josh!!! I have a savage .243 that is crynig for a bedding job and some cool looking paint.
  6. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Awesome job JLA! That's a big transformation from what you started from, and the groups you got with the "after" are awesome. I can see the groups @ 300 already!
  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    just wish I had 300+ at my range:(

    EDIT: I just completed an order with Northlander, gonna rebarrel the savage 11 to a varmint contour 26" criterion stainless tube. Should be here early the week of the 7th. Will be another thread altogether;)
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011
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