I shoot mine floated - easy to do and also replace if it doesn't improve things. I think the general consensus from the acquired wisdom on here most rifles are improved when free floated - that said a lot leave in place barrel bands etc to control the amount of accidental damage flex while in use through knocks etc - but ready to be shot down on the above!
FTP900 +Sightron S111 10-50 x 55
AA Pro Target in FWB FP70 stock + MTC Mamba lite
Daystate Airwolf + Bushnell Elite 6500
" life is about the memories we hold and not the things that we own"