MemberDecember 5, 2017 at 7:55 am1 Bullseye
Thanks man, I really appreciate that. Sorry for the smart a** replies but I'm really looking for advice. I'll attach a couple pics of the gap and then one of the back where there is no gap. Now that you mention it, I did have the gunsmith duracoat the action only, so maybe that is having an effect?
My biggest issue with this is that I am consistently missing by about .2 mils high at 500 and 600 yards, as far as what my ballistic calculator is calling for. I have accounted for all the conditions and I am using a magneto speed for a chronograph. I know my system works because my .223 has always been spot on out to 700 yards. I just want to get everything ready because my shooting friend and I finally got access to 1000+ yards.
I guess I'm not asking whether you would bed it or not because I will make the final decision on that as I keep shooting the rifle. What I'm asking is how would you do it since it is a fully enclosed action, unlike the Remington 700, which it seems like all the info on the internet is for? Would you bed the entire base or just fill in where the gap is? Also, since it is a 20 moa base, would I be better off just bedding the back with the front tightened dow? Hope this all makes sense.