First bedding project, need advice
Hello everyone, in the short span of my membership on this forum, i've decided to go ahead and jump on my first "long range hunting" rifle project. What I have is a brand new Rem 700 ADL, in 7mm rem mag. with plastic remington stock ( it was on clearance at Wally world for $250). I know I could just throw money at a high dollar stock but as i've read on many of the posts here, many factory stocks are suitable stocks for long range hunting. So with that in mind I will use the original stock for this project. I'm planning on using two evenly cut pieces of old aluminum shaft arrows to place in the void (hollow)area of the forend.
Question 1 is what type of bonding product should I use in the forend area where the aluminim arrow shafts will sit (to stiffin the front end up)?
Question 2, how much of the area would be the optimum place to place the bedding compound, without overdoing it? I was told by a local gunsmith here that since I have only a small area to bed, that I could use JB Weld. Is that a suitable bedding agent?