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Old 01-27-2013, 02:40 PM
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Hello Folks:

I have a .308 Special on order from the CMP. I'd like to have it glass bedded and have some trigger work done by a pro as soon as it comes in. Anyone have first hand experience with someone who's good ?

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:48 PM
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Hello Folks:

I have a .308 Special on order from the CMP. I'd like to have it glass bedded and have some trigger work done by a pro as soon as it comes in. Anyone have first hand experience with someone who's good ?

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:53 PM
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some trigger work would help, several folks can do that. I would shoot the thing first before I jumped into glass bedding.the CMP puts on new stocks for those, and generally they are pretty tight, may need a little op-rod relief and some oil, but a nice stock. glass bedding is for a real match rifle, or a really worn out stock. you don't have a match barrel, match sights, or other "match" type items to the rifle, so try what you have. you might be happy with the way it shoots. a little trigger work, and some load development will pay off big.

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Old 01-27-2013, 03:00 PM
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call CMP and talk to an armorer
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:29 PM
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some trigger work would help, several folks can do that. I would shoot the thing first before I jumped into glass bedding.the CMP puts on new stocks for those, and generally they are pretty tight, may need a little op-rod relief and some oil, but a nice stock. glass bedding is for a real match rifle, or a really worn out stock. you don't have a match barrel, match sights, or other "match" type items to the rifle, so try what you have. you might be happy with the way it shoots. a little trigger work, and some load development will pay off big.

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Mine got the full treatment (1981) because we put a heavy match barrell on it and had to open the stock channel.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:33 PM
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My first suggestion is that you aviod going to a gunsmith, especially a local one. You should seek the services of an experienced M1/M14 Armorer, and don't require that it be only someone local, if such a person should exist near you. You want the best and most qualified person who is the most experienced in your area of intrest with the M1. If you want a nice looking, good build, you go to one of the guys that specialize in making good looking, good working basic builds. If you would want something for let's say, a dedicated Long Range Highpower Rifle, you send it to a suitable armorer (wherever he is) who has a name for such work.

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