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Unread 05-19-2008, 01:23 PM
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Bedding questions

As you all can see from some of my earlier post I am very new to this and I am trying to learn everything I can about making a gun more accurate.

First question... Do you pillar bed AND glass bed the action of the rifle, or just one or the other. I have a ruger 10/22 and a rem 700 I want to try this on.

Second question... What is the best glass to use to bed one. I was looking at Brownell's acrugel bedding kit.

Third question... Do you need to pillar bedd a synthetic stock or just wood stocks.

Thank you guys in advance..
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    Unread 05-19-2008, 03:29 PM
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    Almost forgot...what about the recoil lug. Should I get a different one from the factory one..IF so which one?
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    I have bedded pillar bedded stocks, both wood and syn. They still need support on the recoil lug and first 2 or so inches of barrel. I like marine tex. Its easy to work with. As far as recoil lugs go, the stock Rem one works fine. I wouldnt use a bigger one unless your changing the barrel and rebedding.
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    Summitsitter,
    Pillar bedding means it is glass bedded, but, also where the action screws run through the stock there is a steel or alluminum pillar that the action rests upon for a non compressable surface to torque the action screws down onto.
    I've tried several different bedding materials over the years and I probably use Marine Tex more than any other. Devcon steel or alluminum putty works just as well but is more expensive. I can get the Marine Tex in a small kit for about $12 and it is the perfect amount to bed a Remington style action with.
    I wouldn't waste your time trying to pillar bed or even full action bed a synthetic stock. The tupperware stocks aren't worth the cost to even practice with. There is too much oil in the plastic of those stocks and it's a real bitch trying to make the bedding stick. I prefer to pillar bed all of my rifles rather than just full action bed them, but some kind of bedding is better than none. Good luck.
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    Unread 05-20-2008, 07:40 AM
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    Where do I get this Marine Tex stuff at??
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    I would think a long time before bedding a 10-22. This is asking for trouble if you do not have any experience at it.
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    I would think a long time before bedding a 10-22. This is asking for trouble if you do not have any experience at it.
    Please explain some more?????
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