If it shoots well and stays zeroed then don't worry. If one simply sat the barreled action into the stock and bedding material with no screws torqued down, then likely it is stress free. If screws were tightened before the compound set up, then likely not. A good test, if you have it scoped, is to use a bore sighter. Install sighter and precisely note cross hair position. Leave the sighter installed and loosen front and rear screws. Recheck bore sighter. If nothing has moved one has accomplished a good stress free bedding job. If the unit has apparent movement, then the action/barrel is being bent or torqued as the screw are tightened down, and there is fair probability that heating/cooling or inconsistent screw torque will affect point of impact. A bore sighter is likely the most sensitive way of evaluating a bedding job.
Last edited by 1minute; 04/12/07.