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    Weatherby Mark V (or other thin barrel) - bedding

    Does anyone have experience with bedding a Weatherby Mark V?

    I've got a Fibremark in 30-06. The barrel is long and extremely thin (#1 contour at most?) - think of a piece of spaghetti.

    It shoots pretty mediocre as is (~ 2") and is currently pressure point bedded. There is a lot of slop in the main action bedding although the recoil lug seems to be bearing reasonbly well.

    I've bedded quite a few rifles before and have always free floated the barrels - but views seem to be very mixed on whether you should actually do this to a Weatherby. Nevertheless, I'd like to avoid retaining/reinstating pressure points if at all possible as it introduces another variable, especially when using a bipod, that I would like to avoid.

    And insights/tips/frustrations would be appreciated...

    Or should I be getting the barrel turned back a turn to get rid of what is a ridiculously long throat...

    Thanks.

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    Did you buy this gun from a shop or forum / trademe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 199p View Post
    Did you buy this gun from a shop or forum / trademe?
    I've had it for quite a while. Originally bought for the action/stock but would now like to get it shooting as is. It is all in excellent condition so no issues with wear etc.

    If I have no luck with bedding etc I will still rebarrel (with a say #2 contour barrel) which should also ensure successful bedding - but as noted I'd like to avoid a new barrel....

    The rifle's existing lack of weight is its real appeal.

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    I've got one in 270
    IIRC I do the front screw up fucking tight then just nip the rear and it seems to be pretty consistent.
    I have heard that taking out the point bedding isn't a good thing and sometimes more into it is better

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