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Posted: 3/16/2002 11:50:01 AM EDT
I have a scoped single shot bolt action .22 rifle. I have heard that free-floating the barrel increases the potentiol accuracy, is this true? If so, should I bother with this on a .22 and how do I do it? Thanks, Justin out
Link Posted: 3/16/2002 12:34:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/16/2002 12:42:57 PM EDT
A .22RF does not create the kind of vibes that a center fire has, so there would be little change unless you have either a very thin barrel or a warped stock putting uneven, inconsistent pressure some where. In general don't free-float a barrel unless it is a heavy barrel. A sporter weight barrel is best with a defined pressure point some near the end of the forend. Even better would be a V-block pressure point.
Link Posted: 3/16/2002 12:47:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/16/2002 12:48:32 PM EDT by Vortex]
The rule of thumb for .22's is that you bed the barrel, not float it. Check out all the custom 10/22's w/heavy bbls and you'll see that they are all bedded.
Link Posted: 3/17/2002 3:57:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/17/2002 4:15:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/17/2002 6:03:17 AM EDT
ok so I guess I should change my question to: What is bedding? Is it when the barrel contacts with the stock at all places? If so how do I do this , also how do I free float the action? Thanks for any help
Link Posted: 3/17/2002 6:10:10 AM EDT
Ok I just measured the barrel if it makes a difference. The barrel is about 1/2 inch in diameter at the muzzle and is tapered slightly. The barrel is 22 inches long. I am using Federal American Eagle Ammo which costs about $20 for 500 rounds up here in Canada.
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