Re: Accurizing Rem Model 7 7mm-08 walnut stock
I have a fiberglass (not injection molded plastic) model 7 that shoots best with a pressure point. I have other guns with light contour barrels that shoot best when floated.There is no way to say your gun will or will not shoot better or more consistant with or without the pressure point. The only way to know for sure is to try it.
If it was my gun I would determine a realistic accuracy level that I wanted the gun to consistantly achieve. Then I would bed the action and free float the barrel. Test it and see what type of accuracy it will obtain consistantly. Then I would install a pressure point and go thru the accuracy testing again. You can use paper shims to create a temporary pressure point. You can also vary the thickness of the shims to determine if your gun likes more or less pressure, doing accuracy testing for each different configuration. Then you will be able to determine what gives the best and most consistant accuracy in your gun. If your gun shoots best with a pressure point you can then glass in a permanant pressure point using the shims to keep the pressure consistant until the glass hardens. Then I would shoot the gun for accuracy and POI consistency under varying temperature and humidity conditions. Since the gun has wood stock there is the possibility that a pressure point will change the guns POI under different conditions.
Good luck, Tony