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Man...I am bummed (lost a good stock)

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Unread 07-02-2006, 02:45 PM
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Re: Man...I am bummed (lost a good stock)

I'm really sorry to hear that. I never had complete faith in that release agent that comes with the kit. I've always used it, putting on a full coat with a Q-tip, then after a minute or two I spray the whole thing down with a can of Brownell's "T.F.E Dry Lube and Mold Release" I bought separately. I haven't had a problem yet--though the last time doing the action and barrel channel all in one shot I was worried for a little bit, it took a while to get them separated.
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Unread 07-03-2006, 09:10 PM
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Re: Man...I am bummed (lost a good stock)

Most likely a few hours in the freezer would have made it easy to separate them and leave the bedding in good shape.

I helped build a few rifles in the early '90's where we purposely glued the action into the stocks. (NO release agent.)

A few years later a night in the freezer and they popped apart without a problem.
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Unread 07-03-2006, 09:51 PM
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Re: Man...I am bummed (lost a good stock)


Sorry about your stock [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] Along with the suggestions everyone else has made, I will add mine. I have used Remmington Dry Lube with great success on several rifles. I like to use JB Weld for the bedding compound. Hornady One Shot spray on case lube has worked well for me too. I like a spray on release since it gets into all the cracks. The paste floor wax sounds like a good option to me as well. I did use bowstring wax once. It worked well but was very time consuming to work into all the tight places.

Never thought about it, but the suggestion of putting a stuck one in the freezer should work as well. The expansion coefficient of the receiver and the bedding compound will be very different and should cause the joint to losen up a little. I'll have to try that trick if I ever get one that is hard to get lose.
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Unread 07-03-2006, 10:20 PM
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Re: Man...I am bummed (lost a good stock)

There are several release agents that really work and will never fail. Before applying release agent, spray the entire action with brake clean. Then I use Brownell's Accra
Release and give the action two coats, one coat will stick to the bedding and the other will stick to the action. Be sure to spray the release agent down in the chamber, etc. When I remove the action to the stock, I use the brake cleaner to wash off the release from the action...easy. I have bedded many, many rifles using this technique and have not stuck a single rifle.

It is also advisable to spray the screws with brake clean then release agent also. Accra Release will never fail you, and I use the type in the spray can...easy...easy...easy! I have used Marine Tex, Devcon, and Bisonite with the Accra Release.

If I did not have Accra Release, I would use paste wax, but what a pain to use compared to the spray Accra Release!

I did stick a 7 Mag with Pam and the forearm broke off when I tried to get it out. I did not use two coats and I did not degrease with brake cleaner before I used the Pam(first rifle I bedded).

This ain't rocket science...good luck!
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Unread 07-04-2006, 06:31 AM
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Re: Man...I am bummed (lost a good stock)

I used to work in a fiberglass fabrication plant, the release agent that never failed to release the product from the molds was polyviynlalcahol, it dries to a film and is water soluable. even the three piece truck body molds broke loose easily.
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Unread 07-04-2006, 03:52 PM
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Re: Man...I am bummed (lost a good stock)

I appreciate all of the tips and feedback. I wish now I had tried the freezer. A full day of soaking the action in stripper, and I got all of the bedding removed. It stuck so hard, that it pulled the bluing off the bottom! The bottom of the reciever is now a mottleing of polish-blue/matte-blue.

The release was the Acra Release, but in the liquid bottle. I applied two coats with a super fine bristled brush. I did not degrease the reciever before though (could that be the problem?)

In the past I avoided the blue release that Brownells sells because I thought that it was too think, and you would not get a tight as fit as with the watery stuff.

I may do a little experimenting with the little bit that is left over in this kit, (clean vs a little oily)and see if I can duplicate what happened.
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