I bedded my Boyds Classic Lam. It shot well with the factory stock. I never shot the rifle with the new stock before I bedded it. I kinda wish I did, because I would have liked to see the difference. Since adding the Boyds and bedding it, it shoots different. For me, it seems like a completely different rifle. With my handloads, my sweetspots changed. When I nail a load now, it can be quite good. My XL7 is my backup rifle and takes second fiddle to my 444 Marlins so I haven't done a huge amount of testing and load development with it.