Originally Posted by James Jones
Those are very nice bedding jobs , now be honest was the stock run back through a CNC to clean out all the excess bedding? , the line just look way to strait and lean cut for a razor.
I think that the pillar sould be amking metal to metal contact with the action as the pillar is likely stronger than the bedding comound. I personaly make my pillars contured to fit the action simply cause I like the look of the solid round pillar in the bedding don't think that it makes any differance is accuracy
I'll be very honest. That is exactly how its done.
I spent three years writing programs for just about every combination out there in terms of actions, floor metals, triggers, and barrels.
I start with uninletted blanks and bed them, then go back and run a finishing program. I don't bed floor metals either, I use three axis surfacing to machine it.
There's more too this though. Wood is funny stuff, it chips, splinters, and behaves differently from synthetic. So, tooling selection is very critical also.
I can't count the hours devoted to these tool paths and operation sequences to get to this level. There's still work to be done yet. If you notice on the walnut stocked rifle (my Palma rifle in the Pelican case), the trigger well "chipped out" a little in one spot.
I let it go on this one since its a personal gun of mine. that'd never fly on a customer's rifle though.
We wouldn't spend 9 grand on a coffee table and accept chipped corners. . .