Gunsmithing Removing McMillan stock for repaint?

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So I am wanting to remove the McMillan A5 stock on my FN SPR and sent it to McMillan for a sweet camo repaint job. From reading older posts it appears the stock is only spot bedded at the recoil lug and rear tang. What are the chances of removing the action/barrel and damaging the bedding? Should be fine if I just lift the whole assembly up, right? The rifle is from 2014 but hasn't been shot too much, so the bedding shouldn't be old enough that it just cracks?
I'm totally new to this...any tips appreciated. Thanks.
 

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There's plenty of wiggle room with the factory inlet/bedding. I like to have the action sitting upside down on the bench and lift the stock straight up and off.
Does your's have an adjustable cheekpiece? If not, this would be a good time to have one done, and have an adjustable butt-plate put on too.
 
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There's plenty of wiggle room with the factory inlet/bedding. I like to have the action sitting upside down on the bench and lift the stock straight up and off.
Does your's have an adjustable cheekpiece? If not, this would be a good time to have one done, and have an adjustable butt-plate put on too.
Yessir, it's got the adjustable aluminum cheek piece. Good to know about the upside down removal.