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I have an International that isn't performing up to my expectations. Right now I can keep five shots on a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper at 100 yds. I'd like to tighten that up a little. The barrel channel is very tight (can't fit a dollar bill between the bbl and the wood)...should I loosen it up any? If I need to keep a pressure point, where should I, and how much pressure? Anything else I should look for?

I have the following ammo on hand to test:

ELEY Club Xtra, .22 LR
ELEY Target Rifle, .22 LR
RWS Target Rifle, .22 LR
WIN Wildcat, .22 LR
REM Std Vel (Target) .22 LR
REM Subsonic-HP, .22 LR
FED Match (900), .22 LR
CCI Mini-Mag Solid, .22 LR
CCI GreenTag Comp, .22 LR

That's about all that I can find locally. I like the full stock look, so I'd hate to change it it unless I really have to.

TIA,

MM
 

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I love the look of a manlicher stock but they can be sooooo fussy as the stock putting pressure on the barrel I would try to put a card or thin felt pad under the barrel in the very front to give it a bit of upward pressure as a quick fix first you might have to try one or several together to change the pressure to see if that works best. If that does not work or makes it worse I would free float the barrel. If that does not do it usually you have to go the other way and do a full glass bed job which then you would have to live with and it might not be worth it depends on what you want to do to your stock. A full glass bedding job would make the pressure on the barrel equal all the way down the stock. I have a military 7mm I made in to a manlicher and glass bedded the whole barrel channel and it shoots great. With stocks sometimes you get luck and sometimes they are a major pain. Iwould do the least invasive starting with the forward pressure points to the floating the barrel if you do a good job on the channel no one will even notice that it was done. The glass bedding of the whole channel would be a last resort and only if you want to do that to your stock. Manlichers can be made to shoot but it can take some time seeing what they the gun likes. good luck and keep us posted. You might want to find a gunsmithing forum and ask them before you do anything drastic. I would do that first and while you are waiting for a answer do the the cards or felt pad under the barrel near the very front of the stock only takes a few minuetes and it either will work or it does not and does not change the stock or the gun. I would try that first. Goodluck and keep us posted. Jim
 

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Mike: The first thing I would do is remove the medal band that holds the barrel and the stock together at the end and fire the rifle with it (the stock) not putting any preasure on it from the band as the stock could be warped already and when tightened down is giving you your problem. Like jh45gun said I also love the full stock look but have cused more of them than any rifle ive owned. :D JIM
 

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I agree...

Had the same thing on my Hogue stock...yaull might have read aout it :wink:

Take a broomstick or something a little larger than your barrel and wrap it with sandpaper. Shove that sucker up and down the channnel a bit and reseat barrel after you blow it out.

Try the "business card" trick to make sure it slides easily under the barrel all the way down. I use a 3 x 5" note card, I get a better grip.

Use one or two layers (use one, try it, then use two to see if it helps/hurts) of self adhesive foam tape to make a pressure point at the fore end of the stock to snug the barrel. 1" strip should be fine.

If youre careful, and dont mess up the finish on the outside of the stock...cant even tell its done except for the missing fore band.

Be sure to seal the raw wood with beeswax or finish or something.

Also, try www.22ammo.com for hard to find ammos.
I find Aguila Match work best for me, and CCI Green Tag.

My 2 cents as well...
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