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Old 08-15-2009, 03:30 PM
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Going to attempt my first bedding job

Someone had mentioned Devcon plastic steel, would this be an appropriate bedding compound for a wood/laminate stock. Should I do a skim bed or a full bed? Does a full bed mean that I need to remove extra material from the stock? This is a picture of my stock, where else am I supposed to remove material from? I am leaving the tang alone and I am placing electical tape around the barrel to give a free float to where a dollar bill can wiz in between the barrel and stock with no hang ups. I will not be bedding the barrel channel. I will be using either kiwi shoe polish or the green turte wax (someone used it on a different site) as I would be able to see it better agains the black of the action and barrel. I am going to use play dough to dam everything up but am I supposed to let it dry first? Am I supposed to let the tang sit freely and put tape around the barrel? What happens if there is a slight incline to the rifle? Any advice would be great. I thank EVERY1 in advance

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Old 08-15-2009, 06:42 PM
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Re: Going to attempt my first bedding job

Here is a good read, don't know if you saw this one.

Stress-Free Pillar Bedding

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Old 08-15-2009, 06:58 PM
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Re: Going to attempt my first bedding job

If I had the tools I would have definitly given that a go. When my $$$ is right I am going to get myself a drill press. I have done some research and i feel very confident. I actually installed my first grind to fit recoil pad 2day by turning my belt sander upside down, locking it in my vise and grinding the recoil pad and it came out awesome. Im on a that came out awesome streak
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Re: Going to attempt my first bedding job

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If I had the tools I would have definitly given that a go. When my $$$ is right I am going to get myself a drill press. I have done some research and i feel very confident. I actually installed my first grind to fit recoil pad 2day by turning my belt sander upside down, locking it in my vise and grinding the recoil pad and it came out awesome. Im on a that looks awesome streak

Even if your not pillar bedding, it's a good read to get a little more familiar with how bedding is done.

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Re: Going to attempt my first bedding job

Don't remove the material or bed the area in front of the recoil lug. The third circle from the left. Do do anything there

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Re: Going to attempt my first bedding job

this is a good thread for me as i am planing on bedding my rifle some time here in the nere future
another kind of compund i have been hearing about for bedding is marine-tex gray
dose any one know if one kind of bedding compound is notably better than another or is it mostly personal preferance
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:18 PM
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Re: Going to attempt my first bedding job

Everyone has their favorite. Devcon, Marine-Tex, Acra-Glass gel, the list goes on.

It really boils down to personal preference.

I use JB weld and Kiwi shoe polish. It works good for me. A little on the liquid side, but I really like the working time and availability.

If I was going to bed rifles for a living I'd probably be using the Devcon putty.
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