I have a tikka 595 that i've owned for years. about 5 years ago i had it shortened and recrowned and bedded.
This rifle has always shot tiny little groups but it's been going down hill a bit over the last few months.
Last night i decided to strip it down, clean it and check the bedding.
considering that this rifle was profesionaly bedded, i have never seen anything like it.
The actual bedding is only on the bottom of the Tang at the back and at the front they have stuck the Aluminum bedding block into the stock and the epoxy is all over the face between the block and the reciever.
they have relieved the area around the Magazine well, if i can get a picture of it i'll post it, but i can only imagine they used a chisel or a stanley knife to remove the wood. it's awfull. now i've got to grind out all the old epoxy, clean up the stock and start all over.
If you saw it you would never believe it would shoot at all.