For what my rifle is used for it'll be fine. I could glass bed, but it's a predator rifle, not a bench competition gun.I rechecked and what it said I apparently assumed it was bedded at least in some manner. It said that Boyd's stocks are machined from the most stable materials to maintain a free floated barrel. My trigger guard is reused and my clip release is part of my gun. Mr. Boyd is seen replacing the stock of the same model gun that I have and is replacing it with the type of stock that I want to get, a laminated thumbhole stock. It takes him less than 2 minutes to change it. Here is how you can see it. Type this in and then when it comes up click on the guy with the light colored shirt in the top left corner, it shows the video length time at 1.59, this is Mr. Boyd. Type in ; Boyd's replacement gunstocks for the Remington 783 long action rifles. You will see him change it. They do reinforce them with cross bolts and fitted to be free floated, but I would also glass bed it, even if it was pillar bedded.