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.257 bedding the action
« on: August 08, 2017, 06:51:57 PM »
I didn't care for the bedding in the recoil lug area of my .257 so I re-bed the lug area. It still shoots the 100 grain TTSX bullets sub MOA, some groups sub 1/2 MOA, but now it shoots the berger 115 gr into a 2 1/2" group. Before bedding it shoot them into a .75 group. I must have changed the pressure on the pressure points in the stock.
I thought about just taking the pressure points out and free floating the barrel but,, what happens if it than no longer shoots the TTSX bullets, which I really want to use in this rifle for hunting. The bergers are just for long range practice.
Do I just leave it alone or do I take a chance?? I would be upset if it no longer shot the barnes

Any thoughts or ideas
Mike

Re: .257 bedding the action
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 07:03:32 PM »
Gotta love the Barnes bullets.Dont jack with it.
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Re: .257 bedding the action
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 07:34:30 PM »
I agree...if you like the way it shoots the Barnes, I would leave it alone.
JK

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 08:02:31 PM »
I removed the pressure points from my MarkV and my Vanguard and both shot the same and better.  I pillar bedded the MarkV and it is super sub moa. Can't speak on the Barnes as they are not my flavor.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 08:33:39 PM »
what model are we talking about ?,I  did a full glass bed to a deluxe once and it shot all over the place without the pressure point in the forearm,if the load you hunt with is good I wouldn't mess with it.

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 09:10:40 PM »
If it were me, I'd have to decide if I would be more upset with it not shooting the Barnes for hunting and having to start all over at square one with the rifle or if it not shooting the Berger 115's along with the Barnes was more irritating to me. How do the Barnes do for you at longer ranges? If it were me, and it was a dedicated hunting rifle, I'd probably be inclined to practice specifically with the load I was gonna hunt with anyways. But I do completely understand liking to be able to switch loads in a gun for different purposes. Hope it works out!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 05:00:50 AM »
The rifle is a Vanguard sub-moa. The rifles main use is hunting with Barnes bullets. This load is going around 3550, haven't shot it past 600 yards, it shot a 5 shot, 5" group.
Doing a scope tracking test with this load at 100 yards, I shot 18 rounds under 1" after re-bedding

The berger was going 3120 and would add to barrel life and was accurate to 1000 yds

Mike

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2017, 05:48:14 AM »

The berger was going 3120 and would add to barrel life and was accurate to 1000 yds

I could definitely see why you would be interested in preserving the functional use of the Bergers.
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2017, 08:31:22 AM »
I wouldn't put up with a 5 inch group at 600 yards either.Got to do something about that. Whhaaaat?
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2017, 09:41:25 AM »
Don't mess with what is working.
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2017, 01:52:38 PM »
As long as accuracy is consistent I'd leave it alone and fine tune your ttsx loads.  Sub moa is not bad I'm not a big fan of bergers for hunting ,  target shooting is a different subject.  I would be more inclined especially for a production rifle is to shoot  hunting bullets because that's what I'm using in the field anyway, and it just makes you a better longer range field shooter.  You can always try some of the Hornady or Sierra's for fun and see what it will do and not break the bank   

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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2017, 02:04:50 PM »
Don't mess with what is working.
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2017, 04:01:43 PM »
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I think I would not do any more changes to the stock,but probably would tweak the Berger load a little.

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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2017, 04:33:24 PM »
I think I am going to take the don't mess with it advice. That is what I was trying to tell myself anyway, just needed more input from other shooters

Now what to do with the 600 berger bullets I have :o
Maybe when I rebarrel it will like the bergers again   ;D

Thanks guys for your input

Mike
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Re: .257 bedding the action
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2017, 05:30:08 PM »
With good groups like that good idea to leave alone. Free floating should help but with your 1 inch moa not much more to improve on.
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