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Old 08-30-2009, 02:08 PM
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should i glass bed my guns?

i have a .308 in a remington 700 varmint special and a sendero in 300 rum. should i glass bed them? and why?
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:24 PM
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Re: should i glass bed my guns?

I would. I've never known a good bedding job to hurt a rifles accuracy.

If properly done a bedding job gives you a perfect footprint for your action to sit in. It will eliminate any stress points in the action area, and for wood it will reduce/eliminate any changes in the action area due to wood swelling or shrinking due to humidity changes.

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Old 08-30-2009, 03:29 PM
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Re: should i glass bed my guns?

yzm,
I have heard it said, even on this forum, that every rifle would benifit from a bedding job. Even the rifles with HS Precision stocks (aluminum bedding block) benefit from skim bedding. I have only ever had one rifle bedded, a Ruger M77/.270 Win, and it definately helped me get getter groups and made the rifle more consistent.
As for the Sendero's and Varmint Synthetics (VS) that I have owned, I usually ensure the action bolts are snugged to 65in/lbs. On the Varmint Specials (BDL Walnut stock) that I have owned I just floated the barrel. JohnnyK.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:39 PM
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Re: should i glass bed my guns?

skim coat? both rifles have HS stocks. could i do both stocks with one kit then?
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Re: should i glass bed my guns?

Can a first timer do it or does it need to be taken in to a professional?
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:54 PM
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Re: should i glass bed my guns?

I've never done a skim bedding job but maybe the riflesmiths on here will pipe in. JohnnyK.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:21 PM
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Re: should i glass bed my guns?

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Can a first timer do it or does it need to be taken in to a professional?


My 270 WSM Featherweight was an average shooter. Then I glass bedded it using Acraglas, and now it shoots like a target rifle. Seriously. Targets to brag about. Targets to wow my shooting buddies.

Yes the kit will do two rifles. Following the easy instructions, I built a clay damn where ever I wanted the 'glass' to stop. I bedded the first 2 inches of barrel back to the start of the magazine and wrapped tape around the barrel to assure a free floating barrel result.

(I'm hearing the naysayers)
Yes it will probably loosen up if I get it too hot like 10 rounds rapid fire, five times on a 100 degree day. But I don't shoot this rifle like that. So Acraglas has worked just fine for me.


Your mileage may differ.
just my .02
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