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#6154711 - 01/25/16 08:05 PM Mcmillan stocks are drop in ready?
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Someone told me this today and I have never heard this before. I always assumed bedding was required with all McMillan stocks but their site says its discretionary?

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#6154718 - 01/25/16 08:09 PM Re: Mcmillan stocks are drop in ready? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Bedding is a final melding of a stock to an action and or barrel. It fills voids and minor imperfections in the mating of the parts. Many shoot a Mcmillan as a drop in and are pleased with the performance. The more anal of us loonies bed everything. Bolt it up and shoot it
If you aren't happy, bed it.
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#6154762 - 01/25/16 08:40 PM Re: Mcmillan stocks are drop in ready? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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I never bedded mine and it shoots great. Like previous poster said, try it first and see how it does.
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#6154763 - 01/25/16 08:40 PM Re: Mcmillan stocks are drop in ready? [Re: Texasteach]
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Originally Posted By: Texasteach
Bedding is a final melding of a stock to an action and or barrel. It fills voids and minor imperfections in the mating of the parts. Many shoot a Mcmillan as a drop in and are pleased with the performance. The more anal of us loonies bed everything. Bolt it up and shoot it
If you aren't happy, bed it.


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#6154805 - 01/25/16 09:03 PM Re: Mcmillan stocks are drop in ready? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Hmm, guess you learn something new everyday. I always assumed bedding was required with Mcmillan or Manners stocks. Good to know.

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#6154868 - 01/25/16 09:23 PM Re: Mcmillan stocks are drop in ready? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
Hmm, guess you learn something new everyday. I always assumed bedding was required with Mcmillan or Manners stocks. Good to know.


Had a McMillan A-5, not bedded, with a Savage action that shot, one ragged hole.

Have a Manners T-4, bedded, with a Rem 700 action that will shoot one ragged hole.

Have a Manners T-4, not bedded, with Tikka a action that will shoot one ragged hole.

Have another Manners T-4, Tikka action, that is almost shooting one ragged hole. Maybe it needs bedding? confused2
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#6155031 - 01/26/16 12:29 AM Re: Mcmillan stocks are drop in ready? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Sometimes skim bedding helps milk that last little bit from a rifle. Many times it is not needed though.

Never have I seem where a propper bedding job hurt accuracy
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#6155318 - 01/26/16 09:05 AM Re: Mcmillan stocks are drop in ready? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Skim milk bedding?
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#6155359 - 01/26/16 09:21 AM Re: Mcmillan stocks are drop in ready? [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Skim milk bedding?


My habit is to grind or cut out enough material so that it takes the skim out of skim bedding. - You want to give the epoxy or glass a chance to get a bite into the material and hold on.

A Boyds stock that I bought recently was so close to being A-OK without bedding that I had to hog out a little material when I decided to bed it.


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#6155426 - 01/26/16 10:00 AM Re: Mcmillan stocks are drop in ready? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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As said above, stock should have pillars installed and bedded.

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#6155449 - 01/26/16 10:16 AM Re: Mcmillan stocks are drop in ready? [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Sometimes skim bedding helps milk that last little bit from a rifle. Many times it is not needed though.

Never have I seem where a propper bedding job hurt accuracy


Agree...I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't do it if accuracy is their end game.
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