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Devcon epoxy for bedding...WHICH ONE?

 
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:30 PM
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Devcon epoxy for bedding...WHICH ONE?

I have two rifles that I want to pillar bed, and epoxy. In the past I have used Acraglass jel, but I have heard that Devcon is the way to go. So off to the industrial hardware store I went. Well, they have a version that comes in cans, that you mix together externally. They also have the two in one tubes that dispense equal amounts. There are a few different options with the " tube type" as well. Which one is the best one that has worked for you. I am told that the devcon does not shrink as bad as the Acraglass. Any input, Thanks.

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Old 03-26-2012, 10:44 PM
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Devcon 10110
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:25 AM
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Re: Deacon epoxy for bedding...WHICH ONE?

I've used the devcon plastic steel on several rifles. I like it for the following reasons

It's super strong (Metal impregnated)
It bonds well
It casts smooth
Its easy to work with (consistency is like peanut butter)
Its machinable
It has a good color (gun metal grey)
It works

Devcon 10110 Features:
Bonds most metals, concrete, and some plastics
Cures at room temperature and forms a tough durable metallic mass that can be drilled, tapped, machined, or painted
Excellent resistance to oil, gasoline, water, and many chemicals
Allows patching and repair in areas where welding or brazing would be undesirable or impossible
Useful in hundreds of routine maintenance, production, and tooling applications
Compound has an adhesive tensile shear strength of 2,800 psi and a Hardness 85 Shore D
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Devcon 10110
Thanks for the reply. Is this stuff in the 2 in 1 tube, or is it the stuff in the cans that you mix together. If it is the stuff in the tube, will one tube bed one rifle or two? Thanks for the info. I have used Acraglas in the past, but it has a different consistency.

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Re: Deacon epoxy for bedding...WHICH ONE?

I'm going off my buddies word on this one, but he said that whether they come in the tubes or the jars the epoxy is the same you just get a lot more of it in the cans.

He installed pillars and bedded his 700 long action with just one package (2 tubes) of devcon and was really happy with his results. He bought 2 packages as a safety net but said that one was more than enough to do the job.
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I'm going off my buddies word on this one, but he said that whether they come in the tubes or the jars the epoxy is the same you just get a lot more of it in the cans.

He installed pillars and bedded his 700 long action with just one package (2 tubes) of devcon and was really happy with his results. He bought 2 packages as a safety net but said that one was more than enough to do the job.
Thanks, I had to ask the question, because when I went to buy it, there were about five different kinds, I didn't want to get the wrong thing. I am going to use the same compound to anchor the pillars as well. Thanks for the feed back.

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I'm going off my buddies word on this one, but he said that whether they come in the tubes or the jars the epoxy is the same you just get a lot more of it in the cans.
I don't believe that this is the case.
The mixing ratio is significantly different and I have never seen the 10110 product in tubes. If I am incorrect someone is free to let me know. However, go ahead and Google it and you'll see.

Look at Devcon's site - no tubes shown:
ITW Devcon | Plastic Steel® Putty (A)
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