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Old December 29th, 2016, 03:35 PM   #1
 
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Just got one and am wondering if I should try and float the barrel on this rifle. With only one screw I am not sure I should try this. I might be making the stock to weak at the screw point, have any of you who have one of these tried anything like this on yours?



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my 9644 was more than accurate enough for its intended purpose as a woods gun.
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my 9644 was more than accurate enough for its intended purpose as a woods gun.
Agreed same for me.
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Old December 29th, 2016, 08:06 PM   #4
 
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Yea, the more I look at this rifle the less I think I can do much with it. I just like to float the barrel for growth when it heats up but this was not designed for anything like that.
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I went ahead and put a .040" shim right in front of the action and removed the pressure point on the front of the stock and opened up the barrel band so it does not touch the barrel. The barrel was touching the stock in three places, so now it is only touching the stock the first 3 or 4 inches in front of the action. So now as the barrel grows it should grow the same each time. I hope. I am going to put a red dot scope on this and see how it works.
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Mine has served me well as is.

I am curious to see if your effort pays off.
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Ok, I will get back but it all take a while. You'll keep sending your cold weather down here and slowing things down. It was 29 yesterday morning and 34 this morning. We don't get that kind of temps very often. I tried the rifle with a red dot scope but I could not tell what I was doing so I mounted a 4X12 on it and will try agin, as soon as it warms up, that should be next week.
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Yah, sorry about that. We have been in the single digits and below zero here. I can't keep the wood stove full enough.

I haven't been doing much shooting either, but it's a good time to reload for fairer weather.

I'll look forward to hearing about your results.

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I shot some 240 gr Remington bullets at 50 yds today and elevation was good but the spread was about 3 1/2 inches. I was using H 110, going to shoot some Noslers and try
H 110 and some IMR 4227. Got to go to Cabelas tomorrow to get the IMR 4227 as no one in town has any.
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Well the noslers shot well at 50 but not at 100, and IMR 4227 is a joke. It shot like I only had the primer in the shell. So now it is time to try Serria and Hornady's. They are on order.

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