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Old 09-05-2010, 09:04 PM
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Boyds stock

So I'm looking to buy a boyds laminate stock for my Marlin XL7, this rifle comes pillar bedded from the factory, so, will I be able to use the pillar bedding in the new stock?
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:47 PM
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Re: Boyds stock

No the pillars are part of the stock not the barreled action. If you buy the boyds stock you would have to have pillars installed and preferably glass bedded at the same time.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:04 AM
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Re: Boyds stock

Thanks for the reply, Is pillar bedding a job I can do myself? And if so, where can I order a set of pillars for a Marlin XL7?
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:41 AM
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Yes its a job you can do your self if you are handy and have the right tools.

Pillars are installed for a solid place for the action to bolt to. They are installed between the bottom metal and the action. So when you tighten the action bolts you do not "crush" the wood. Over time action bolts will compress the wood.

Most of the time the are put in for the solid mounting surface and bedding material is installed to hold the action in the stock tight and perfect fit.

With that out of the way. It is much easier to install with a milling machine or at least a drill press. You have to open the action bolt holes up to accept the oversize pillars. then they have to be bedded in.

Pillars can be made or bought. Check out this sight..Score High Gunsmithing, Muzzle brakes, Bedding Epoxy and Pillar Bedding kits

With all that said, I have no idea how the Marlin bolts to the stock and pillars may be more difficult to install.
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:22 PM
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Re: Boyds stock

When drilling the holes for the pillars, how deep should they be?
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:01 PM
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Re: Boyds stock

Most of the time the pillars go all the way through the stock.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:04 PM
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Re: Boyds stock

check this site

Stress-Free Pillar Bedding
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