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Old 04-17-2011, 04:38 AM   #1
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So I ordered a Bell and Carlson Medalist stock for my Weatherby Vanguard 7mm, I installed the action and noticed that there was pressure points in the front end of the barrel channel. Just wondering I thought that the whole point of a bedded stock was to free float the barrel. I am going to contact Bell and Carlson but I just thought that I would see if anyone had any thought on this.
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So I ordered a Bell and Carlson Medalist stock for my Weatherby Vanguard 7mm, I installed the action and noticed that there was pressure points in the front end of the barrel channel. Just wondering I thought that the whole point of a bedded stock was to free float the barrel. I am going to contact Bell and Carlson but I just thought that I would see if anyone had any thought on this.
I've just ordered one for my Vanguard too! I think all of the Weatherby synthetic stocks have use upward pressure on the barrel, I'd say B&C have employed the same philosophy for their Weatherby stock.

There are two options to float the barrel, either sand down the pressure points on your stock or glass bed the rifle on top of the aluminum bedding block. Personally, I'm going to shoot my rifle with the new stock to check accuracy before I decide whether to float it or not, sometimes sporter-weight barrels actually shoot better with upward pressure on them anyway.
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I took mine out and it put 5 rounds all within about 3" at 100 yards, I'm not judging the rifle on that I didnt have a very solid rest just sitting off some sticks, when I get a chance to shoot it from a bench I'll let you know how it goes.
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Thanks, that'll be awesome. I'm still waiting on mine to get here, even when it does I don't know when I'll be able to get a chance to shoot it though

Any chance of some pics??
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So I ordered a Bell and Carlson Medalist stock for my Weatherby Vanguard 7mm, I installed the action and noticed that there was pressure points in the front end of the barrel channel. Just wondering I thought that the whole point of a bedded stock was to free float the barrel. I am going to contact Bell and Carlson but I just thought that I would see if anyone had any thought on this.
That pad is there to give you the option of keeping it or removing it. Sandpaper on a dowel will do short work of it if you indeed want a fully free floated barrel. Shooting off sticks is not a good way to judge potential accuracy. You need a solid bench and sandbags at the very least. Has anyone taught you good bench technique?
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I know I just happened to be going out to my buddies property and it was just kind of a quick thing I'm gonna try and get it out to the range and I'll let you guys know
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Called up Bell and Carlson, they said that they build there stocks to Weatherby factory specs and that removing the pressure points would void warranty and could cause accuracy issues. I might give weatherby a call and see if there is any reason that I couldn't free float the barrel.
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Called up Bell and Carlson, they said that they build there stocks to Weatherby factory specs and that removing the pressure points would void warranty and could cause accuracy issues. I might give weatherby a call and see if there is any reason that I couldn't free float the barrel.
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I'll await your response before I do anything with mine then!
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Wambli, just wondering what you mean by good bench techniques, I been shooting off a lead slead off of a overbuilt wood bench, always thought this was about as good as it gets, but I still new accurate shooting most of my shooting has of the school of thought that if it will kill a deer its good enough, and any advice would be great, Thanks
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Not all rifles like to be free floated, Mossy. Play around with it some more.

Did you torque the action screws?
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