Rifle Stock Float it or leave it alone
I just acquired a mint, unfired, 1981 Ruger 77 in 257 Roberts,tang safety, red pad. I quit hunting over 20 years ago but now will again on a limited basis, mainly shooting feral hogs. I always free floated all my barrels before,as I hand loaded,and wanted the best accuracy. I really hate to sand the channel of this mint rifle's stock, so is it really an advantage to float, or should I leave it be? The stock should be well cured as it is 36 years old.I have not fired it yet and will be using factory loads. Thanks for any opinions.