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Old 01-29-2015, 03:28 PM   #1
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Getting the PBR back Saturday

I took my FN PBR to a local gun shop/smith to be dropped into a McMillan A5 I picked up.
Ill post pictures after I get her back home, cant wait to get her home...
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:30 PM   #2
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I know what you mean about not being able to wait.
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:54 AM   #3
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Looking forward to seeing it, we love pictures.
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Old 01-31-2015, 01:59 AM   #4
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I order this stock from McMillan in 1990 ? I told him the action was a XP100 I was using and 1" dia barrel to be free floating and trigger pull length . The stock he made me was a fiberglass drop in and bedding was perfect . His stocks are the BEST .

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Can't wait for the pics!
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Old 01-31-2015, 01:58 PM   #6
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To my own detriment, there wont be pictures. Im not wasting the space on my cameras disc, or the time to post.
I wont post the name of the shop, bit needless to say, I AM NOT HAPPY with the end result.
Im sure youre asking whats wrong with the end result??
Well, the only sections of the rifle bedded were the receivers tang, then the forward part of the receiver ALL the way to the end of the barrel channel, completely cancelling out the free floating of the barrel....
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To say that Im P!$$& OFF is a grand understatement......

Let me just say I wasted eight hours pay for this too

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Sorry you aren't happy about it. I don't know enough about bedding to know what to say.
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I'm like 303, not much bedding experience (leave it alone sh! ). Any way to wire wheel out the part u don't want to float the barrel?
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I'm like 303, not much bedding experience (leave it alone sh! ). Any way to wire wheel out the part u don't want to float the barrel?
I've always thought bedding the barrel didn't necessarily destroy the floating part but rather stabilized it. Bet NCG or TGR will step in soon and set us straight.
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Safe bet!
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I'm a neophyte, but that's why I'm here!
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Old 02-01-2015, 05:23 AM   #13
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Well I let my discontent subside and I looked over the barrel channel made a few measurements and marked the barrel channel just ahead of where the chambers shoulder area is and made the decision to route the area out, then dress it with medium and fine finishing sand paper, then seal it with something that I havent yet decided........
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I certainly hope you get it to a state that works for you. I don't know enough about bedding to be of any help.
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I feel your pain, USMC.

Have you shot the rifle, yet? I'd at least do that and see what the bedding job did or did not accomplish. Bedding a stock is a tricky thing and, contrary to what some will preach, free floating a barrel is not ALWAYS the best option.

Anyway, again, sorry for your disappointment. Keep us updated.
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That is a fiberglass stock not a junk composite stock . I would call McMillan and ask why it is not free floated . It only take 10 mins free float the end of a barrel personally I would shoot it 1st then bitch . It is easier remove bedding then add to it .
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That is a fiberglass stock not a junk composite stock . I would call McMillan and ask why it is not free floated . It only take 10 mins free float the end of a barrel personally I would shoot it 1st then bitch . It is easier remove bedding then add to it .
The stock had pronounced relief for fee floating the barrel, not to be filled with bedding compound. There was no space for it to flex or do any of the things a barrel does when a shot is fired, hell, considering the clout of the shop I took it to, I didnt think I had to draw them a picture.....I told them to bed the receiver and trigge housing, not the barrel. There was no space between the barrel and the stock, a dollar bill Or a thermal paper store receipt would pass between the two.......
Sorry to sound pi$$ but if I know what needed bedded and the custom gun/smith didnt, theres a real problembherr
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:17 PM   #18
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Who order the stock and who did the bedding . Mc Millan uses a CNC machine for bedding the action and custom barrel channel to your spec . If Mc Millan screw up they will make it right . If your gunsmith screw up Mc Millan can recut it to your spec . Mc Millan stocks are drop in fiberglass and fiberglass is the best next to Alum stocks . I like the gap where a business card will slide under barrel .

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Old 11-29-2015, 06:58 AM   #19
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I got the stock second hand, all it needed was the trigger guard area routed and the receiver bedded to the stock, but alas I will never go to said gun shop for anything other than basic, and I mean basic work.

I did luck into a place selling the McMillan A4 with FN's new magazine system for 399 and already with the basic inletting for my rifle already done.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:35 AM   #20
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I ordered the A4 with the magazine kit, and sprung for a set of aluminum bedding pillars from McMillan, the stock and bottom metal set arrives Wednesday, so pictures will be posted next weekend.

Heres a link to what I ordered

http://www.midwestgunworks.com/page/.../SPR001-020KIT
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