After seeing Muirs thread regarding free floating I thought I would ask the advice of any with a bit of knowledge on here. I gather from what Muir was saying there are a few 'sad' attempts at free floating that pop up every now and again? I have so far free floated one rifle and that was My CZ 17hmr. I didnt exactly need to but as I had the stock off to get a few knocks out of it I decided to do so.
I relieved the whole barrell channel and also bedded the action in 'score hi' resin that a friend let me have. The result was superb, the rifle is a real 'tack driver' now and Im glad I did the work.
I have decide to do my second rifle which is a Remmy 700 SPS .223 which I use for foxes. The rifle is amazingly accurate when I partner it with Blitzkings and Benchmark powder.
I suppose I didnt need to free float and bed it but I wanted a better stock and bought a Bell and Carson stock for it.
The people at bell and carson said they make the stock so it is free floated along its length. But my question is...will the rifle shoot just as well when free floated as I believe Remington use 'forend pressure'....but is this due to the cruddy injected plastic stocks they use? Once again the action will be bedded, this time with Devcon.
Oh and if any of you shoot Remmys and cant get a round to stabilize...check the twist rate as I had this trouble and called Edgars who told me the rifles twist rate.....but when I checked with a cleaning rod it was different....I called them and they wouldnt have it. (even had some guy telling me I had changed the twist rate 'cos I had the barrell shortened ) but in the end I spoke to someone and he realised I was correct, so check your twist as it may not be as advertised by them.