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Old September 22nd, 2016, 08:14 AM   #61
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I had a friend mill off the first two rail sections from my EGW mount. This will allow my Zeiss to be set back to give me perfect eye relief. I also bedded the back mounting portion of the base.



The Savage receiver flat was not machined in perfect alignment with the contour of the top of the receiver. This is common and one solution is to bed the base. When I torque down the front screws, the front of the back mounting pad just touches the flat at the back and as it progresses back the very back of the mount has about a 0.010" gap. If I torqued the back screws, it would bow the mount, bringing the scope rings out of alignment and rob me of elevation by pointing the scope up, thus moving my POI down.

I applied JB Weld, then torqued the front of the base and let the back hover over the flat of the receiver. I greased the rear screws and inserted them in the back mounting holes and screwed them in by hand until I felt them just stop and let the JB Weld cure overnight.



It was still a little soft this morning, so I threw the base in the toaster oven to speed cure it for 30 minutes at 150˚. Worked great!



Next step is scope mounting, leveling and set fire!

Tony.

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Well, on to the last piece of the puzzle. I ordered a varmint contour 22" 308 5R barrel from benchmark barrels. Should be here in 5 weeks or so.

Can't wait to see how this one turns out!

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I hear nothing but good things about Benchmark barrels, just about 45 minutes from home.

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My 300 win mag is old swat gun. Only offer 22" 306 or 300 min mag. In 26". At the time. Had a match barrel n adjustable tigger with bipod. Savage makes great stuff well over looked. Now they make some of the best, straightest hand tuned barrels in the game. Mine was always a very accurate tac driver. Now people are taking notice. Ya major gun makers are buying their barrel..just so u should know. Don't overlook look the old guys they improve n stay small n grow their co. By quality control. Yes I even own a lefever made by them. Yes it's still a great gun cared for well! Thanks to savage guys I love ya.

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