I've been looking at several videos and web sites about rifle bedding and there are a few different techniques used to pillar bed. Some use a pillar in an escuchion in the stock others the pillar is glued in the stock and the action screws contact the pillar directly. Also when the action screw held the trigger guard on the pillar would go from the action to the guard with the screw holding them together.
My rifle has the screws through the guard so Im thinking of the best way to calculate pillar length. Im assuming that if they were too long the stock would be loose and if they were too short you would not be able to tell as the screws would tighten up as normal? Do you cut the pillars long then gradually cut them down till the stock goes on tight? Or do you have a little play in them and allow the bedding to take up the slack?