I bought a 77/17syn recently and the first thing I wanted to do was free float the barrel. I found out this was a much more time consuming process than I thought. It seems that only the front part of the barrel and the back of the action were contacting the stock. I found that out by the constant sanding I did without results. So I finally put 2 thin small washers in between the front part of the action(around the screw) and the stock after a lot of sanding and that did the job. Did anyone else have this much trouble and if so was it worth it in the end? I would have done an accuracy test but the simmons when to crap. I may get a green mountain barrel so there will probably be a lot more sanding in my future.