View Full Version : Free Floating A Rem 700 ADL
10-28-2005, 02:02 PM
Hey guys was thinking about free floating my rem 700 ADL myself. It shoots fine now but wanted to see if it would help any if I sanded out the synthetic stock a little to keep the barrel from contacting it? Do you think this would be a good idea? Esox357
10-28-2005, 03:50 PM
You can do a quick free float without any modification, if you want to try this. Take the action out of the stock and drop in two or three narrow cut pieces of credit card in the bottom of the recoil lug slot. Then pace a couple of strips in front of the tang screw, tighten the action back into the stock and the barrel should be free floated without any effect on the warranty.
"It shoots fine now but ....."
Sometimes, the most difficult thing in home gunsmithing is knowing when NOT to do something:D
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
10-31-2005, 09:11 AM
Thanks guys for the advice. I will try the credit card method and see if there is any improvement to the accuracy.
I had the idea as well maybe I shouldn't mess with it but figured what the hay. Anyhow I won't do anything until after deer season which is two weeks away. I will post back on the results. The rem stocks on the ADL's are junk in my opinion very cheap but they do shoot fairly good. Esox357
10-31-2005, 03:41 PM
I think you answered your own questionThe rem stocks on the ADL's are junk in my opinion very cheap but they do shoot fairly good. Esox357
You can mess with various methods on the factory stock, but to see real noticeable results I'd be inclined to go after market with your stock. Something on the more rigid side.
11-05-2005, 01:13 PM
Mil Dot what is your thoughts on HS Precision? Esox357
11-06-2005, 06:27 AM
HS Precision seems to have a decent product, check out their web site. They also build custom guns that are guaranteed to under .5" under 30 cal. www.hsprecision.com
I kind of went though a phase like you're in where I was going to glass bed and restock ... etc. I did a gun with the Accuglass bedding system on my own and basically came to the conclusion that the results really didn't justify the effort. Don't read this wrong, it was a good experience, but personally I'll agree with Jack. If it shoots within your acceptible needs, I wouldn't mess with it.
From what I gathered you'd be looking a post maket stock of approx $250 to $380 HS or McMillan these both have Aluminum bedding blocks and are nice and rigid. Even these, which are basically drop in style stocks for 700 Rems, can use glass bedding.
In fact if I were to spend the extra $ for a stock I'd probably spend another $125 - $150 to have it professionally bedded.
11-06-2005, 08:47 AM
Mil Dot, thanks for the info. Esox357
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