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Old September 6, 2008, 10:42 AM   #1
LAH
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Floating Rifle Barrels

What method do you guys use to prevent warping of a forearm when the barrel is free floated? Thanks & God Bless.

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Old September 6, 2008, 10:56 AM   #2
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Please take this as a serious response, and not a "quip" answer. In my opinion, you need to start out with a stock better than, for example, the flimsy synthetic stocks on Remmy ADLs.

I free-floated the laminated stock on my Remmy 700 VLS by using a Dremel with the flexible shaft attachment and the large sanding disc. Worked great. I bedded the action at the recoil lug and tang areas, using Marine Tex.
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Old September 6, 2008, 11:31 AM   #3
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Creeker,
I always finished the inside of my stock fore-ends with Casey's TruOil after floating the barrel. We have lots of humidity in the air and I wanted to minimize the possibility of stock warping from moisture absortion thru the raw wood.
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Old September 7, 2008, 08:19 PM   #4
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Moisture is a real threat for sure. Thanks guys...........Creeker
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Old September 8, 2008, 01:36 AM   #5
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Eveybody does it different,but I put a few layers of tape around the barrel then glass tha barrel channel.
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