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Old 10-25-2002, 04:28 PM
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Re: Bedding

Kelly,
Welcome to the board, it's a pleasure indeed.
When you say it's not a glue, does it not bond like epoxy? If so what keeps it in place? Should you inlet in a way as to lock the bedding in place also? The barrel channel is of main concern I guess, it would show a seam down the edge if it came loose, true?
By the way, where can I find your the M-14 stock I had seen in the past in the thumbhole or was it a real vertical pistol grip style, I think it was with a adjustable cheek rest also? It was the best looking stock for them I'd ever seen. I didn't have the money then but now I need one and would love to get it for my wifes rifle.

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Old 10-26-2002, 04:59 AM
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Re: Bedding

Thanks for the info folks. Lot of good tip here. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 10-26-2002, 08:22 AM
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Kelly McMillan

Welcome to Long Range Hunting and thanks for the info. It's always nice to get first hand info, saves a lot of winnowing.
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Old 10-28-2002, 11:38 AM
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Re: Bedding

When I stated that it is not an adhesive, I was refering to using it to glue two objects together. It works great for bedding because the surface of the stock is plenty rough to give the Marine Tex something to grab onto. But if you tried to glue the action into the stock with it, chances are it wouldn't hold very well to the action itself. As with the butt plates, the material stuck to the stock just fine but let go of the aluminum. There is no need to make undercuts for the bedding, it will adhere to the stock just fine. If there is one mistake the old time gunsmiths make when bedding one of our stocks, it's that they remove way more material than is necessary. All the bedding is used for is to make a uniform stress-free mating surface between the stock and the receiver. It doesn't add any strength or hardness so there is no reason to remove fiberglass and add bedding compound. Remove about .035 from the stock at the face of the recoil lug and skim coat of Marine Tex on the rest of the action is all you need.

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Old 10-28-2002, 02:35 PM
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Re: Bedding

In Case anyone is interested, Marine Tex is available at Boaters World stores if you have one near-by. I would imagine Boat U.S. and West marine would also carry the product.
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Old 10-30-2002, 07:15 AM
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Re: Bedding

Kelly, what do you folks use as a release agent?
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Johnsons Paste wax. Brush it on. Wipe it off with a paper towel, blow off the excess with airgun.
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