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I have this same rifle and have accurized it for long range shooting for our big Iowa deer. I pillar bedded it, crowned it, tuned the trigger, mounted a mil-dot scope, and camo painted it - it shoots very well indeed! I've got several one shot kills at over 150 yards so far with this rifle and have target shot it out to 300 yards.
How I approached this was to make a pillar, bed the action and three or four inches of the barrel in front of the screw for plenty of support since there is only one screw, and then free floating the rest of the barrel. It's been about 3 years since I did this rifle and I'd have to go take it apart to see if I bedded the whole action, or just the front 1/2 of the action behind the screw and free-floated the back half of the action. I know I went a ways in front of and behind the screw, which is the important part on a one-screw setup.
I use a dovetail cutter to make multiple undercut grooves all over the area to be bedded, but the previous advice to use a dremel will work very well also. Then make sure it is degreased, sanded rough, and the epoxy normally will stick OK - I've done it this way for years on all these injection molded stocks.
Hope this helps!
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Thanks for the info Gordy.