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Old 6th January 2011, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by maestro View Post
Chris, this is a free floating barrel in the mechanical meaning of the free floating.
Imagine that the front part of the breech block is much longer, not 1-2 cms but 10-12.
See a photoshopped image:

This part holds the barrel and the scope sits only on this part, too.
And the barrel has no more support after this so it can't be affected by any heat expansion of the stock.
What do you say, is this a free floating barrel or not?
And does anything change if we take out a part from the long breech block?

My solution on the FWB is exactly this, my A-clamp has became an extended part of the breech block
and the barrel is totally free after this point.
totaly free is meaning from the block and no supports forward of it like pro targets or taking the 8 clamp off the mpr not by adding another support away from the block,then its not free floating its being supported further up than the the block,p70 can not be free floated it has to be supported,the block could not take the weight,my cr 97 has a proper floated barrel same as pro targets and ev2 if the stipper has the pin removed from wind indicator etc,and walthers on like neils gun id fully floated
cr 97 in jim vickers ft stock bsa big 60 scope, and silly about of hunting guns

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