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Old 03-27-2003, 08:22 PM
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Rem 700 action is sitting in Devcon

So I just roughed up the bedding block and action area on my Sendero stock with 400 grit sandpaper,

put two coats of paste wax on the action,

put two layers of black electrical tape on the sides and back of the recoil lug,

coated all stock to action mating surfaces inside the stock with a thin coat of Devcon and stuck it all together.

It is setting up as I write this.

Action screws are not all the way tight and the end of the barrel is supported lightly.

I am quite excited as this is my first shot at bedding an action.

Did I miss anything?

What do I do if it doesn't come apart tomorrow morning?

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Old 03-27-2003, 08:51 PM
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Re: Rem 700 action is sitting in Devcon

For starters, don't wait until tomorrow to take it apart.

Give it a couple of hours to firm up, then take it apart, and put it back together again.

If you missed something with the release agent, and don't try getting it apart before it sets up completely, you may never get it apart.
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Old 03-27-2003, 09:13 PM
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Re: Rem 700 action is sitting in Devcon

Thanks Tim,

That's a great idea, I'll give it a little while longer and pull it apart.

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Old 03-28-2003, 05:59 PM
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Re: Rem 700 action is sitting in Devcon

Wouldn't come apart this morning, but I didn't try that hard.

I did get it to come apart after work today.

Feel much better now.

I want to thank all you guys for discussing how to do this.

I may not have asked for instructions on how to bed an action directly, but I read a bunch of posts which described what to do and it helped a lot.

Thanks,

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Re: Rem 700 action is sitting in Devcon

dwm,

I should have warned you. There is some kind of Murphy's law type thing. The first one you do on your own, never comes right apart.

I think it's some kind of Sphincter control type test.

Glad to hear everything came out good.

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Re: Rem 700 action is sitting in Devcon

If I read your post correctly, you goofed up on one thing- you should have taped the front (muzzle side)of the lug not the back(action side) and the bottom also.
Also, if you do more, buy a can of mold release or Brownell's release. Almost impossible to miss a spot and works better than wax and less messy.
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Old 03-29-2003, 02:57 PM
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Re: Rem 700 action is sitting in Devcon

I taped the right spots on the recoil lug, may not have said it right, but I did tape the right spots.

I'll have to check into the release agent from Brownells.

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