Re: Base attachment questions.
I do grind a small cross hatch pattern in the bottom of the base to allow the bedding compound to be a little thicker/stronger and hold to the base better , I also use a very light coat of release agent on the action.
I bed the bases to make sure that their is as much contact with the action as possible I think that this adds a bit of strength to the setup , I also open the base holes up to 8-40 and use a weaver type screw and make sure that ALL screws are bearing the same load when torqued down , I feel that we must do everything possible to make sure our setup is as close to one piece as possible. Is the added strength realy needed ? I can't say for sure , I do feel that in most cases if your rig sees a traumatic even that would cause the scope base to shear off that your gonna have some very serious issues with your scope
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