Originally Posted by summitsitter
Most of my internet time is spent at work, and the firewall blocks me from looking at most gun related sites, so I need you guys help. Could someone please explain to me the difference in glass bedding vs. pillar bedding. What are the pros and cons of each. What do you guys mostly do. I will be doing one of these to a Remington 700 22-250 and a Wincherster 70 Coyote 270WSM.
You don't say what your 22-250 is,VS,VSSF or standard 700.
If it is a standard 700 with wood/laminate stock,then you will need to pillar and glass bed.The reason is because wood/laminated stocks can 'crush' when the action screws are tightened,the pillars stop this from happening.
The reason for glass bedding is to arrest movement in the stock of the action,and give a far more RIGID platform for the action to rest on.The other factor is to float the barrel ,if this is desired,so as to arrest 'stringing' in factory rifles that have 'upward tip pressure' on their barrels.
If your Rem is a VS or VSSF,you won't need to do any of this to it! It's already been done at the factory.
The coyote only needs pillar bedding as I understand it,but I glass/pillar bed all my wood/laminate rifles regardless.
As to any cons,I don't think there are any! It's all pros for me!
Hope this helps!