floating and bedding 22lr

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floating and bedding 22lr

Post by bigrich » 25 Sep 2018, 6:59 pm

hi all. just wondering if anyone has performed a bedding or floating job on a 22lr. my rifle is a 1960 krico 22lr . the barrel sits in a nicely inletted stock, but it's sitting hard on the channel. i know some rifles don't respond well to floating. anyone want to share their experiences or opinions ? the rifle will shoot around 25-20 mm 5 shot groups at 50 already with it's chosen ammo. i just want to tweak it a little more.... :lol: :thumbsup:
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Re: floating and bedding 22lr

Post by Wm.Traynor » 25 Sep 2018, 7:10 pm

If your groups are more or less round, it might not be worth the trouble of a bedding job, especially if you are inexperienced.
OTOH, if groups are obviously vertical, then the bedding might need "tweaking" however, if the scope-ring screws are a bit loose then they might be the cause of vertical groups. The same goes for the scope mount screws but more so, IMO.
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Re: floating and bedding 22lr

Post by bigrich » 25 Sep 2018, 7:14 pm

groups are reasonably "round" WM, just looking at tweaking it for the fun of it. i might see if i can find a second hand stock and modify that. :thumbsup:
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Re: floating and bedding 22lr

Post by Stoney » 25 Sep 2018, 9:37 pm

bigrich wrote:hi all. just wondering if anyone has performed a bedding or floating job on a 22lr. my rifle is a 1960 krico 22lr . the barrel sits in a nicely inletted stock, but it's sitting hard on the channel. i know some rifles don't respond well to floating. anyone want to share their experiences or opinions ? the rifle will shoot around 25-20 mm 5 shot groups at 50 already with it's chosen ammo. i just want to tweak it a little more.... :lol: :thumbsup:



Give up and buy a peasant Voere ( 1967 ) bigrich :D :D :D :D


5 shots@50 yards CCI Standard.
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Re: floating and bedding 22lr

Post by bigrich » 26 Sep 2018, 4:40 am

Yeah, good on ya stoney. :lol: ya got a one in a million 22 in ya rifle. :thumbsup:
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Re: floating and bedding 22lr

Post by marksman » 26 Sep 2018, 6:06 pm

its really up to you and what condition the rifle is in :unknown:
I bed 22 rimfire's because I can :unknown: I like to know that the rifle has the best chance of giving its best :thumbsup:
if your barrel is touching the barrel channel or your action bends as it is tightened the rifle should be bedded
I just do it as part of my OCD :wtf: I do it with every rifle I get before I shoot it :D I cant help myself :lol:
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Re: floating and bedding 22lr

Post by Homer » 26 Sep 2018, 7:13 pm

G'Day Fella's,

Big Rich, the only rimfire rifle I've ever bedded (Pillar and Epoxy), was my own CZ 453 in .17 HMR.
That made an impressive difference (@ 50 meters)!
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I generally only fully float the barrel on .22LR rimfires, and that, in my limited experience, gets good results.
Here's my CZ 452 (2003 vintage, (again @ 50 meters))
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It's just a pity, I'm such a prick of a shot.

Hope that helps

D'oh!
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Re: floating and bedding 22lr

Post by deanp100 » 26 Sep 2018, 7:30 pm

Try packing it up on cardboard to keep the barrel clear and see if that helps . If it doesn’t try pressure pads under the barrel and screw it down tight on them. I have a dozen or so 22’s and have bedded about half of them and got a lot of variation in what they liked. Some liked bedding, others like my old Lithgows often preferred a front pad. It might not help but it rarely makes it worse.
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Re: floating and bedding 22lr

Post by bigrich » 26 Sep 2018, 8:19 pm

well fellas, i'm thinking about packing it with cardborad to get the barrel floating and taking it back to the range to see if it makes a difference. the attached pic shows a bit of vertical stringing which someone suggested was a sign of bedding issues. i'll keep playing , stay tuned :thumbsup:
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Re: floating and bedding 22lr

Post by bigrich » 27 Sep 2018, 4:33 am

Dunno why my phone flips the pics at times, that pics on its side. That’s a nice CZ ya got homer, I had a 2E a while ago that wouldn’t shoot that good :thumbsup:
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Re: floating and bedding 22lr

Post by Homer » 27 Sep 2018, 8:21 am

Bigrich, I forgot to say, you need to understand what you are doing, and have the feel for it, when you are tightening up the rifles action screws.
Have a play with these screws, and see what if any difference this makes to group size.

Hope that helps

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