Originally Posted by axxe55
i may be wrong, but i think the other posters might have been thinking you have a regular stock. if that stock has an aluminum bedding block, i doubt glass bedding the action is going to be needed. according to everything i have read about the H-S Precision stocks with the bedding block, only thing required was proper torqueing of the action screws. that was the purpose behind using the bedding block so no glass bedding needed to be used. you might want to check further into this before possibly ruining an expensive stock.
I am aware of his stock axxe55
but thanks for the reminder.
Here was my experience, just the other day. I ordered a Bell and Carlson Medalist for my Weatherby MKV and it's advertised to be a drop in. It's not quite as good a stock as what you bought but it's almost made the same. It has the bedding block. What I found was that when I put the action in the stock it fir okay but the flat surface behind the recoil lug did not touch. That let the action twist after it was seated, but the guard screws stopped that. Still I wanted a better fit. So it's now glass bedded.
As far as removing aluminum. You will need to remove some of the material but leave a small pad so that when you put the action back in for the glass to cure there is some of the original bedding bloc supporting the action. That way it can't go any deeper into the stock that it should.
I do believe, my opinion, that even an aluminum bedded stock will fit better if it's bedded. My work, tool and die trade, is measured every day in less that the thickness of your hair so I'm very aware of machining tolerances. Even as good as some of this stuff is made there are just too many variables for you to be sure the fit is perfect in an aluminum bedded rifle stock. It's nearly impossible for many different manufacturers to be sure everything they make will fit what someone else makes, ie. the rifle action and the stock. You can overcome this variable by bedding the stock to the action.