Have had a question for a while and there doesn't seem to be one answer so I'll toss it out for discussion. I have a .308 with heavy stainless barrel on a Remington action. I want to pillar bed it into a new stock. The question is how far forward should the bedding continue ahead of the recoil lug. Some say it should stop at the junction of action and barrel with just the back of the lug bedded. Another says to bed forward of the lug to at least "the center of gravity for the complete barreled action". The barrel measures .875 at the crown and some say the bedding should extend 2-1/4 to 2-1/2" forward of the lug to "remove stress from the threads". I recently saw a Les Baer custom that had the barrel bedded to approximately the end of the chamber/freebore. The attached target sure was impressive with 10 shots almost fitting into one hole (100 yards). The question still remains, which is right and will give the most consistent accuracy over a wide range of shooting parameters, 5 shot strings up to 25 shot strings? All comments and thoughts are welcome.