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The gunsmith phoned me a short while ago...
He has leveled the stock with a laser leveler in order to bed the action and new barrel. He reckons the action is hanging sideways by a lot!! Wanted to know if it was like that and should be like that.
Now I must be honest, I have never noticed it as a glaring obvious problem. But I had no way of leveling it myself when mounting a scope etc.
 
He now has to re-bed the action from scratch. This is the Varminter stock with the aluminium bedding block ex factory.
 
Let me add, not for a minute am I saying, thinking the gunsmith has done any damage. I just think it is a problem from the start and I never picked it up.
 
He is also saying that the stock is very soft with a lot of flex in the fore-end.
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What stock it it?
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Ask the smith to hold off until the problem is further identified so it can be understood.
 
I would guess that the stock is an injection molded stock that has quite a bit of flex but not being that familiar with Rem varmint type stocks I could be wrong.
 
By hanging sideways is the barrel tilted up or down - left or right - or is the action with new barrel attached twisted in the stock left or right or not plumb?
 
Is the 1/4 inch threaded hole in the bottom of the receiver ring where the front screw goes into the receiver ring plumb or centered into the exact bottom of the receiver ring and drilled exactly towards the center of the circular receiver? Is the hole in the stock for the front receiver screw plumb and in the middle of the stock?
 
Injection molded stocks can be epoxy bedded but that aluminum bedding block should replace the need to use epoxy. Forends can be stiffened up by epoxy bedded hardwood but when using epoxy with many types of injection molded stocks a mechanical lock should be used rather than relying on the adhesive properties of the epoxy. If your smith intends to use epoxy in a stock that might be injection molded ask him about that - the instructions about that might be included in the package the epoxy comes in. Brownell's has sort of a manual included with their epoxy bedding product.
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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

The gunsmith phoned me a short while ago...
He has leveled the stock with a laser leveler in order to bed the action and new barrel. He reckons the action is hanging sideways by a lot!! Wanted to know if it was like that and should be like that.
Now I must be honest, I have never noticed it as a glaring obvious problem. But I had no way of leveling it myself when mounting a scope etc.
 
He now has to re-bed the action from scratch. This is the Varminter stock with the aluminium bedding block ex factory.
 
Let me add, not for a minute am I saying, thinking the gunsmith has done any damage. I just think it is a problem from the start and I never picked it up.
 
He is also saying that the stock is very soft with a lot of flex in the fore-end.


8, is this the same rifle you had issues with way back when?
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This is the rifle model:
 
 
Regards all the other questions, I trust the smith's judgement. I am am sure he has done all the right things and ligned up everything he should.
 
The rifle has an aluminium block and was skim bedded when originally purchased.
 
I have had two stuck cartridges in the rifle, one from pressure and one from incorrect OAL.
I had to use a block hammer to force/smack the bolt open. Could this have bent something?
 
The rifle cammed correctly afterwards, opening and closing etc and accuracy was as good as normal.
 
I will chat to him in more detail when I pick up the rifle.
 
 
 
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Ok, chatted to the smithy in more detail.
 
It looks like the guy who did the skim bedding left it up to his half-drunk apprentice.
 
All cut out and fixed...nothing bent, broken or twisted etc etc
 
So to Remington I apologise.
 
 
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I'm happy to hear it all turned out well, I'd be curious to see if it shoots more accurately?
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"I had to use a block hammer to force/smack the bolt open. Could this have bent something?"
 
  I figure the bolt handle would come off before that happened.
 
  GLAD you got'er fix!
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Glad it all coming together 8's

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So much for a "stress-free" bedding, but all's well now.
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