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Bed and Float: How a Winchester 70 .280 Remington Got Its Groove Back


This Winchester 70 .280 Remington rifle came to the shop for a bed & float and had problems with a binding floorplate. We bed and float rifles to stabilize the action in the stock, with the added benefit of improved accuracy. After the bed & float, the gunsmiths resolved the floorplate’s binding issues and now it smoothly swivels open!

**A .280 Rem tidbit — The .280 Remington is based on the .30-06, but is necked down to accept 7mm bullets. It never saw widespread popularity due to being overshadowed by the more powerful .30-06. It was further eclipsed by the wildcat caliber, .280 Ackley Improved. Poor li’l .280 Rem!