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Old 09-12-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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i have a stainless ruger m77 30/06 with a synthetic stock i want to float the barrel on. can i do it myself? do you just take a dremmel or something and take a little bit off the stock to where it doesnt touch the barrel?
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I think you'll be disappointed when you float that ruger barrel. But how you do it is get a wooden dowel the same diameter as the barrel, wrap sandpaper around it and use that to remove the stock material. Do slowly and check the fit every so often so you dont remove too much. Power tools and stock work are a no-no as you can mess up quicker than a wink.
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I think you'll be disappointed when you float that ruger barrel. But how you do it is get a wooden dowel the same diameter as the barrel, wrap sandpaper around it and use that to remove the stock material. Do slowly and check the fit every so often so you dont remove too much. Power tools and stock work are a no-no as you can mess up quicker than a wink.
well hell if it aint gonna help ill just leave it be. ive always heard that helps a lot but never tried it. im just gonna hunt with it so its prob accurate enough now. its prob more the shooter (me) than the gun really. i can get it in a 2 inch circle so thatll kill a deer or pig.
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I think you'll be disappointed when you float that ruger barrel. But how you do it is get a wooden dowel the same diameter as the barrel, wrap sandpaper around it and use that to remove the stock material. Do slowly and check the fit every so often so you dont remove too much. Power tools and stock work are a no-no as you can mess up quicker than a wink.
I've never tried to float a barrel but I have a question. If the barrel is floating why would it matter how much it floats by?
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I've never tried to float a barrel but I have a question. If the barrel is floating why would it matter how much it floats by?
It dosent. Just dont look as good if its floating by 1/8 in on one side and 1/2 in on the other. And that is usually what happens with a dremel tool.
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It dosent. Just dont look as good if its floating by 1/8 in on one side and 1/2 in on the other. And that is usually what happens with a dremel tool.

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If you will notice most hunting stocks will have small raised area in the barrel channel in the front part, that suppose to put a little pressure on the barrel to help bring it back to the same point when you fire it. Now here is the trickie part, the amount of pressure cant determine the accuracy,alone with how you put pressure on the stock when you shoot it. H/B now is a difference thing. This just part of it. Just my 2 cents jj
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So will someone please tell us why u would want to float a barrel? I have heard this term all my adult life.
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