I think that PROPERLY bedding the RSM stock is important to avoid stock cracking, as well as to make consistent reassembly of the barreled action into the stock easier. Having said that, I think it's a job for a true expert in the field, due to the unique nature of the recoil lug. Wayne at American Hunting Rifles did mine, and it's flawless. He permanently bedded the recoil lug into the stock which makes reassembly much easier. Do yourself a favor and call Wayne.