Originally Posted by alexkeyser
I have an HS precision stock from cabelas that I am going to use for a new build. The question is, what is involved in bedding one? It has the aluminum bedding block. Does this stock need to be bedded? I have heard that it isn't necessary to bed this stock:confused: What would be the process to bed it? anything special about bedding it? I have not tried to put a barreled action in it yet but I'm worried that the barrel will contact the aluminum block. Is this supposed to happen? If not, what do you do to remedy it? Just remove the aluminum like a normal stock, for clearance? I have no idea what to do. Sorry for so many questions
The bedding block changes dimension ahead of the recoil lug, so no worries of the barrel touching the bedding block. The H.S. stocks run the aluminum almost full length of the stock, but the only part you can really see is in the area where it touches the action.
These stocks do require bedding to obtain maximum accuracy from the rifle, despite the makers claims and bedding will void any warranty by the maker, but so what, their warranty is nearly impossible to collect on anyway.
To be safe I would thoroghly inspect the entire stock for any air bubbles in or under the finish before doing anything.
Making the aluminum rough either by drilling dimples or using a rough sanding drum will help the bedding compound stick better to the aluminum.
Most common bedding compounds will work, I prefer Devcon steel putty for the H.S. stocks, I find it easy to work with and it cleans up well.