Want to turn your old deer gun into a tackdriver? Consider these five steps that are guaranteed to increase the accuracy of your rifle.
GALLERY: Rifle Revamp
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- <h2>BEDDING THE ACTION</h2>When the action is mated to the stock of a rifle small gaps occur which allow the action to move slightly under recoil. This may not seem like a big deal, but that shifting of the action ruins accuracy. The best fix is to bed the action, which usually involves using a form of hard-drying epoxy to seal the gaps between the action and stock, preventing any shifting of the action under recoil. This also protects wooden stocks, particularly in hard-hitting, heavy-recoiling magnums. Rifle bedding is usually relatively inexpensive, and if you have the knowledge to bed your own action it is a fairly simple fix. Otherwise find a competent gunsmith.