Rem model 7 predator ???

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  1. Rockchuck

    Rockchuck Gold $$ Contributor

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    Would you guys free float the barrel. It is a 223 predator with the magnum contour barrel. Shooting vertical groups now. About a prefect verical 2 to 3 inch groups. Not letting the barrel get hot either.

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  2. stacy

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    YES FLOAT THE BARREL AND BED THE ACTION OR JUNK THAT STOCK AND GO WITH HS PRECESION STOCK I HAD SERVERAL OF THOSE RIFLES THAT ONCE I DID THAT THEY SHOT VERY GOOD
     
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    My fireball shot well in the cheapo stock when I bought it used but I junked it anyway, shoots really nice in the H&S stock.
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    I have the one in a .243WIN and had the same issue. Restocked it with a HS Precision stock and now shoots a touch over 1/2" groups with the same load.
     
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    MOST THOSE MOD7'S IN FACTORY STOCKS THAT I HAVE BEDDED WILL SHOOT 1/2 GROUPS WITH THE RITE HANDLOAD
     
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  6. Rockchuck

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    Bedded the ole boy today also added some acraglas in the barrel channel. I also free floated the barrel give it a try in a few days. Keep you guys posted

    Ed
     
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  7. Rockchuck

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    Went too the range to shot the model 7 after bedding and free floated. Shoots much better most groups 3/4 a few under 1/2" much improved. Thanks for all the info that help the rifle shot much better no vertical groups at all. Thanks again all

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    stacy 2 TIMOTHY 2 VERSE 15 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I NEW IT WOULD COME AROUND LITTLE TLC ALWAYS HELPS ENJOY !!
     
  9. Rockchuck

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    Thanks for the help

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  10. stacy

    stacy 2 TIMOTHY 2 VERSE 15 Silver $$ Contributor

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    U BET
     
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  11. Zero333

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    That's awesome it did a good improvement.

    The vertical stringing is a sure sign the bedding needs work.
     

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