Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: free floating the barrel

  1. #1
    Regular Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Blog Entries

    free floating the barrel

    Took my rifle to a gunsmith yesterday for screw cutting and he suggested free floating the barrel by basically sanding 2 mm off the stick where the barrel sits. Is this all I need to do? He said bit of Dowling and sandpaper and there you are, it sounds that simple that even I could do it...

  2. #2

  3. #3
    Get an appropriate sized socket to use as a former to give a nice round channel. Don't forget to re-seal with varnish or similar.

  4. #4
    A barrel channel rasp is the best tool but for a one off a socket and sand paper will work fine.

    The clean wood will need to be sealed properly to insure it does not swell and start touching.

Similar Threads

  1. Free Floating Advice
    By chickenman in forum Rifles & Calibres
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 02-06-2012, 13:00
  2. My diy barrel free floating
    By griffshrek in forum Cleaning, Gunsmithing and Equipment Care
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 31-05-2012, 17:12
  3. Interesting thing and the free floating myth
    By Brithunter in forum Rifles & Calibres
    Replies: 60
    Last Post: 10-05-2012, 06:43
  4. Question- Free Floating Stutzen?
    By techman in forum Cleaning, Gunsmithing and Equipment Care
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-01-2010, 09:21
  5. Free Floating Stutzens?
    By techman in forum Ammunition, Reloading & Ballistics
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 19-08-2009, 19:49

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts