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Old 04-06-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
 
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glass bedding

i bought a remington 700 CDL last year and it is very accurate but i want to squeeze the most performance out of my new rifle. i want to start by glass bedding the action and completely free floating the barrel. is glass bedding difficult. i know of a few kits but i dont want to get my self into something too difficult. any advice would be helpful.

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Old 04-06-2005, 06:10 PM   #2
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How accurate is it these days? Having wandering zero problems? What do you plan to do with the rifle? Caliber? Do you reload?

There is a distinct point where you will spend lots of money for a very small increase in accuracy.

Glassing your rifle is pretty simple, IMHO.
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:44 PM   #3
 
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Very accurate for a sporter IMHO. Last fall when i was at the range i put 3 shots in a clover leaf all touching at 200 yards. I dont know if it was luck and if you dont believe me i guess i will have to go out and try and do it again and take pictures. It is chambered for 30-06. It will be used for hunting. No i dont have a wondering zero problem. I am slowly getting every thing i need to start reloading, as of now i have a press, calipers, a digital scale and a couple manuals. I still need dies, a case trimmer and primers, powder, cases and bullets. I know i can spend alot of money for a small gain in accuracy but i figure it is cheaper than another new rifle and besides i will have my own custom in the end. At this very moment i am on the midway site contemplating buying a shilen trigger and in the long run i want to buy a HS precision stock. Also on midway they have pillar bedding kits, in your opinion which would be better?
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:48 PM   #4
 
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i guess i am just trying to fix a problem that doesnt exist
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:57 AM   #5
 
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Touching cloverleaf at 200 yards ? If you want to shoot any better than that you may try giving the money you would have spent on accurizing to the church because three shots through the same hole at 200 yards will require a higher power than a gunsmith! Sounds like a fine shooting piece.
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Old 04-07-2005, 05:08 PM   #6
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i guess i am just trying to fix a problem that doesnt exist
Yep - sounds like a nice problem to have though!

Generally, glassing a stock is a good cure for warping issues on wood stocks and getting that last bit of accuracy from your shooting platform. More important (IMHO) is getting a good "fire control system" (trigger), glass appropriate for the task and a stock that fits. Load development is great for getting more accuracy.

As this is a hunting rig, I'd spend most of my money on ammo. Get the rifle zero'ed and get to shooting from field positions. I have yet to find a shooting bench in the feild.

FWIW, I just zero'd my M70 and plan to shoot 10 to 15 rounds at reactive targets when I make my range trips. Hunting season starts in August here.

On another note, if your rifle will group in 2 inchs at 100y or 4 at 200, your set accuracy wise. I've watched several friends spend lots of time and money trying for sub-one inch groupss in a deer rifle. I've hunted Africa, Europe and Canada, never wanted to shoot anything that was smaller than 2 MOA.

IMHO, if you really want to get your best accuracy, get a good stock (HS works fine) and spend the bucks for a match grade barrel.

Good luck!
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Old 04-08-2005, 10:50 AM   #7
 
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i was planning on adding a shilen trigger soon and eventually an hs precision stock. That 3 shot clover leaf at 200 was my best/luckiest group of the day. speaking of reactive targets last week i made my own. we have some open public land near where i live and i went to the store and bought 8 dowel rods and a bag of 6 inch balloons and put two ballons at 100 200 300 and 375 yards. i could hit the 100 off hand the 200 sitting and the 300 prone. i was having a heck of a time hitting the 375 yard target, the dirt was a little wet so i wasnt getting a dust signature to compensate when i retrieved the targets i was hitting about a foot low. apparently a 165gr 30.06 bullet hits alot lower than i figured at that distance. good thing i found that out now and not on a deer. i plan on shooting as much as i can this spring and summer which is one of the reasons i am going to reload. if i shoot 40 rounds every other weekend and ammo is 21.50 a box thats is going to cost me alot by october.
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