I think that is a great idea. I got mine back when they were $69.00 delivered. I have shot matches with it and toted it in the hunting fields. Great gun. I must admit that it is not the best choice for hunting but it will work just fine if a bit heavy. I never needed to bed mine as the wood to metal fits were ok, and after adjusting some of the gas system fit, it will shoot military ball into 1.5-2" groups, and do about an inch with handloads it likes. I really like it, but I like the M1A a bit better.