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Unread 05-22-2002, 05:05 PM
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Bedding Blocks

I know little of bedding on long range 17 pound or similar gun. Is the bedding block used extensively and does this mean no action contact?

Any web links anyone has to sites explaining BB's would be appreciated.

Thanks, Jay.
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    Unread 05-22-2002, 05:39 PM
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    Re: Bedding Blocks

    At Williamsport on the the 16 1/2 lb class there are some blocks on the rifles but just actions (sleeved, custom and Rem) seem to be more prevalent--the blocks (aluminum) are usually just ahead of he receiver about 5 3/4 to 5 7/8 inches long, most are flat on bottom with three guard screws evenly spaced and pillar bedded, blocks vary in width from about 1 5/8 inch to 2 inches. The bottom half on back of the block is the recoil lug. The sides are tapered from center to bottom about 2 degrees and the front (from center to bottom) is tapered about 10 degrees to facilitate removal from stock.
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    Re: Bedding Blocks

    I forgot--yes no action contact.
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    Re: Bedding Blocks

    Thanks for the reply Dan.

    So the bottom of the block has a recoil lug milled in? My concern/perspective, again from someone with no experience- is I'd want that block NOT to move on it's screws. Is the lower half of the block bedded tight to the stock? Imagine there's various methods of setting a BB system up.
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    Unread 05-23-2002, 11:20 PM
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    Re: Bedding Blocks

    Aladin,
    Dan's right on. Everything outside the block is 100% free floating.
    To answer your question on how the are bedded.... normally at the very least the bottom of the block or sleeve is glass bedded into the stock and has screws applied in pillars out of steel or aluminum. My original block gun has the bottom of the brass block permanantly glued into the stock.
    As for the recoil lug, your block or sleeve is the recoil lug itself once it's clamped or glued to the barrel.
    I've got digital pictures of my setups (glued sleeve and barrel block) on my home computer. I'll try and post them later tonight if your interested.

    Steve
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    Re: Bedding Blocks

    Steve if you've the chance to post those picutures it'd be appreciated.
    Jay.
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    Unread 05-24-2002, 12:20 PM
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    Re: Bedding Blocks

    Aladin,
    I've got a 2 day match I'm going to in VA this weekend and I've got to weigh all of my charges and sort bullets for both guns. Plus I'm not sure what time I'll be getting out of work tonight. What I'm saying is if I don't get them posted tonight, I'll be back Sunday evening and post the pictures at that time. sorry, there's only so much time in one day.

    Talk to you later,

    Steve
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