Originally Posted by arga
I followed your link over from rimfire central and appreciate all the information you're providing. I have to admit, though, that much has been beyond me. I am taking your advice and ordering the aluminum guard and trigger but it will take me awhile to absorb what you've posted here. I understand the reasons behind floating the barrel but why the pad?
Do I still need to float the barrel with a synthetic stock?
Rugers work best wth a little up pressure on the barrel at the end of the stock. The factory stocks have a little nub there. My wood stock from Ruger had an irregular and uncentered nub. After sanding and replaceing the nub with accu-glass the rifle shoots straight and has no fliers or stringing. I like the look of the stock rifle barrel band and all. A bull barrel and custom stock would not improve goups as much as this did.