View Full Version : Is action bedding worth the effort ????

March 27, 2009, 04:32 PM
I have a Savge 110 in 22-250,sporter bbl.Iam getting 1 1/2" groups at 100 yrds.What kind of improvement can I expect if I bed the acion ??On average ,of course.The bbl is free floated.Also what kind of quality is factory Savage bbls ???

March 27, 2009, 06:15 PM
I'm going to go ahead and say that we need more information.

How old is the rifle?
What ammo are you shooting?
What are the optics?
How experienced is the shooter? (Can you do better with other rifles?)
Does it do the same with other shooters?

You may and may not see an improvement, it all depends on the rifle. At least you should have more consistent groups...

March 27, 2009, 07:10 PM
Iam not so sure,If action bedding is so effective then why doesnt the big gunmakers do it ??

March 27, 2009, 07:25 PM
i took my howa 1500 30.06 in to have it bedded and they said it can also hurt the accuracy just as easily as helping it.

March 27, 2009, 07:34 PM
If action bedding is so effective then why doesnt the big gunmakers do it ??

Some do. The Savages (known for out-of-box accuracy) come pillar bedded.

March 27, 2009, 08:01 PM
From what I gather I think bedding is a crapshoot,a roll of the dice.perhaps even a myth.

March 27, 2009, 08:47 PM
On the contrary, it is a very positive thing. Mostly beneficial for rifles without the really thin sporting barrels. Properly done, it will help the rifle shoot more consistently, if not more accurately. It all depends on how the rifle is currently sitting in the stock. It can't hurt to do. Make accuracy worse? Maybe if you bed a rifle and freefloat the barrel of that rifle at the same time, when the barrel was previously not free floated. Sometimes with the thinner barrels, freefloating makes the accuracy worse. These barrels need a pressure point out towards the end of the stock to dampen the vibrations for more accurate shooting. No way to know except to try these things.