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Old 09-15-2019, 10:45 AM
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What torque setting are you using for the take down screw? Mine is a single lug and I am using a pressure pad at the forearm. I am running at 20 lb/inch now.

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I can't remember what my 782 and 880 are set at, but after testing I found out that it didn't matter much, the different torques produced mostly similar results. What DID matter was that I stabilized the barrel all the way to the tip of the forearm - just like what you are doing. And I know others in my club found the same thing & group sizes with their Marlins also reduced.
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What type of "pad" are you using on the forearm ? Can you post a picture please ?
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...... I stabilized the barrel all the way to the tip of the forearm....
So you have support of the barrel for the full length, as in contact? Or only AT the tip of the forearm?
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:16 PM
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I am using a small piece of EPDM, rubber roofing material, about 2" back from the tip of the forearm. The rubber just lays in the barrel channel. The barrel is free floated from that point back to the receiver. It is a great shooter now. I am trying to wring the last bit of accuracy out of it.

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I am using a small piece of EPDM, rubber roofing material, about 2" back from the tip of the forearm. The rubber just lays in the barrel channel. The barrel is free floated from that point back to the receiver. It is a great shooter now. I am trying to wring the last bit of accuracy out of it.

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Cool, thanks for the info !

I'll have to try this on my Marlins...981T, 981TS, 25N, and XT22TR.
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So you have support of the barrel for the full length, as in contact? Or only AT the tip of the forearm?
Either seems to work. On one, I have a 2" trimmed piece of rubber electrical tape at the end; on the other it's longer - but I ensured the end was snug. This isn't the plastic tape, it's the rubber type that is very stretchy.

I had an old-timer recall that guys were doing it years ago. It sounded odd, but it really has reduced the grouping for both rifles. Others in my club had the same experience. This is on magazine fed versions, not tube fed. Just trim the strip so it doesn't protrude up & out the sides of the forend. Afterward, I played with different torques for the mounting bolt and it doesn't seem to have a significant effect.

If you try this, let us know if you see the same result.

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