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I now have a standard SPS Tactical fitted with Leupold Rings and Bases as well as Leupold Mk4 Scope, I will be keeping the stock and trigger as I quite like them. I have also fitted a Harris Bi Pod, I do however want to fine tune my SPS further:)

I have considered Glass Bedding the Action and floating the Barrel, but in a search on the net I came across this bedding block.

http://www.whiddengunworks.net/beddingblockbuynow.html

I am now considering getting one of these, then enlisting my Dremel Tool to ensure the barrel floats freely with no stock contact.

Has anyone used or come across these before??

Any feed back or ideas would be appreciated, but please don't tell me to buy another stock as I won't.....:lol:
 

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I am not sure about carving up the Hogue overmolded stock. The design seems to be one that will not lend itself to easy modifications. Once you cut it, it may twist and/or warp. If you really like the overmolded design of the Hogue stock, purchase the identical appearing one with the action block instead of the pillar blocks that are on the one you have now. It will most likely save you some time, effort, and most of all some coin. Just my opinion, of course...

If you do make it work, I'd LOVE to see the final (as well as in-progress) photographs, it would be helpful to someone else wishing to do the same.
 

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I'm not that familiar with the Hogue stocked 700's but it looks like you'll have to remove a lot of material to fit that in there. It's an interesting concept and I'd love to try it out on one of my wood stock rifles.
 

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Hi, will e-mail the seller and see about the mods needed the add says its less work than glass bedding, and I have glass bedded my Ruger 77, with great results

See here:

http://www.700rifle.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=499

I am yet to fire my sps, will probably do so next week some time, before I touch anything.

Will check the free float of the barrel prior to heading to the range though.

I don't mind doing the work, as I love doing stuff like that and I do have the tools to do it, so the time and effort required to do the modification is not a factor in my decision, cost however is, as this is a relatively expensive rifle over here, with the scope, rings, bases and bi pod it has already set be back around A$3000 (around 3 weeks wages here). Not counting the reloading dies, case etc I have purchased to go with it.

Have also considered strengthening the stock with an alluminium rail running the length of it to stop any flex in the stock reviewers have complained about. Inherently the SPS Tactical is one of the most accurate rifles straight out of the box, so I am only planning to sort out the bedding free floating issues mentioned in reviews that I have read.

I am not competing, this rifle is only for my pleasure of ownership and some long range hunting for deer, wild goats and wild boars.

So I will see how I go when I e-mail the seller.

Keep the feed back coming guys.

Actually going Hunting for the week end, leaving tonight, and its killing me that the SPS is not ready yet (needs to be sighted, and do not even have ammo yet, and no time to do so, as I only picked it up yesterday arvo)
 

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Hi Aussie,
Keith Hills does a lot of work with target rifles and bedding blocks.
Phone. 0407 101 419
Web www.khgs.com.au

I went for my much anticipated pig hunt the weekend before last. Am waiting for my girlfriend to figure out how to post pics before doing a write-up, here.
Good Hunting
 

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Thanks for that info, I might drop in on him later this week if I get a chance as I am going to Canberra for work for a few days starting tomorrow.....I live in Sydney.

Went for a pig hunt last week end but it got rained out, plenty of pig tracks and diggings, but no pigs, it even snowed on Sunday as we were leaving to head home and we were camping in Central West NSW.

As for photos open a Photobucket account, save the photos you want to post to that, and then copy and paste the URL link from each photo into your forum post and its done, I am a computer novice and I can do it so it must be easy...
 

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Have had extensive communication with Whidded Gunworks, and they have been very helpful with providing informantion.

As a result I have ordered my Bedding Block today, will do a bit of a write up as well as a before and after range test, to see if it has made a difference.
 
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