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Old 04-28-2017, 10:04 AM   #1
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Question Float the barrel on Model 700 7mm Rem Mag?

I did the dollar bill check on my Model 700 last night, and it wouldn't go but about 1.5" past the end of the forearm.

It's a factory stock on a 1970's rifle. I took the stock off and can see where the barrel rests against the wood.

Should I inlet/sand the stock so it floats, or leave it as is? I've never floated a barrel, but there seems to be a lot of Youtube videos on it using everything from gouges to sandpaper and a dowel.

I guess I should shoot for groups to see first?
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100 yard groups will tell the story.
Then reach out further if they're still holding.
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You could always buy a H.S. Presision stock with the aluminum beading block. What that gun shoots on a nice sunny warm day @ the range might not do the same while out on an elk hunt in the cold & damp. Free floating a barrel sould be done some how.
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Shoot it first. I've had a couple of bolt guns that actually shot better with a folded matchbook wedged between the barrel and stock. Grampa showed me that a long time ago.
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