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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2018 at 1:42pm
The Fulton's No4 shoots well; but I don't know if it's a good as when it as modified. That could have been 40 years ago! it's probably a better shot than I am though.
I have only recently acquired my second No4 mk1 and have not shot it enough for a full evaluation. However it seem's as good as the Fulton's with factory PPU ammo. But this standard rifle is in amazingly good condition; having been properly stored for 70 years. 
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I suspect my Fulton No.4 has lost much of its preload on the barrel, it was done in 1963; 55 years ago.   The rifle had never been fired except for the test group by Fulton until I got it from my Dad in the mid ‘90s.   Dad remembered that the test target was in the rifle box it came in, but we couldn't find it. Would be interesting to see how it grouped at that time.  
I don’t remember if the trigger guard screw was tight when I got the rifle. I thought about shimming the barrel Fore-end bearing support to increase the barrel upward pressure. On my 7.62 No. 4, I added a thin shim between the bearing and barrel to increase pressure and it seemed to work well. 
 
 
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Thanks everyone for your advice.  I decided on the centre bedding as suggested.  I used cork that has an adhesive backing.  I now have 12mm of barrel-stock gap from the cork to the front of the stock.  The stock screw is down tight on the steel collar insert.   This puts a fair amount of preloading on the centre of the barrel.  The receiver has full contact.  Hopefully nothing splinters.
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