Pillar/Glass Bedding

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks for gunsmithing your own Sako' started by Kolton Kaspar, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Kolton Kaspar

    Kolton Kaspar Member

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    Hello! I have an L46 chambered in .222 and I am having problems shooting a consistent group. I know that the barrel isn't floated so I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge/advice on pillar/glass bedding the rifle!

     

  2. Branxhunter

    Branxhunter Well-Known Member

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    G'day Kolton.

    Before we jump in on advice relating to bedding can you give us a run down on what you have checked so far - aspects like:

    - condition of the bore. Rifling look sharp and consistent throughout the barrel? No pits or rings?

    - condition of the muzzle/crown. Looks even and symmetrical, no dings or burrs?

    - what cartridges have you tried. Factory ammo? Reloads - if so what load/powder/projectiles?

    - how did you shoot the rifle. Offhand, over a rolled up coat, bags, benchrest stand?

    - what have the groups been like in size and shape, and at what range?

    - how much shooting have you done in the past? Experienced or new to it?

    Just trying to narrow down posssible causes.

    Marcus
     
  3. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Yep, as Branx indicates, there are quite a number of things to check out before messing with the bedding.

    I start with checking the snugness of the action screws. You don't mention what scope or mounts, so there is a possible problem area. And how thoroughly have you cleaned the barrel?

    As I say, lots of variables to eliminate before jumping to the conclusion that bedding is the problem.
     
  4. bsmith

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    Another possibility is the ammo. None of my 222's get consistent groups with Hornady's SuperPerformance 50gr V-Max, yet do fine with other factory ammo (Winchester, Federal, Remington).
     

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