Im thinking I have a handle on my Fed Ord problem child. http://m14forum.com/m14/102300-fereral-ordnace-geometry-problem.html
In my recent fiddling about, it seems that r&r'ing the barrel has changed things, it seats differently/better, and the draw pressures have changed, along with the geometry of receiver to barrel. So I scraped the old bedding out of the liner, and the lugs fit there pretty darn well. I'll see with a range trip next day or so.
But the bedding question: I sure like the idea if fitting the liner to the recoil lugs. Basically, it would be a 'steel bedding' job? So, looks like I would fit the liner to the lugs, clamp the two together, and ummm... Sure, bed the trigger group later... umm drill oversize holes in the side for liner screws, bed liner and receiver as a unit.... use washers under temporary liner screws, drill and bed the real screws later? Or maybe bed the liner while attached to receiver, shim the receiver up, later remove the shims and bed the receiver separately?
I've got time and skills, not much money. And a Boyd's nutmeg laminated semi-inlet stock... which I can hog out to suit the stock liner...