Re: How about a TC Encore?
I still bed them and actualy make little aluminum pillers. I like the idea of their being a solid part to fit against the barrel , is it needed , most likely not but its one less thing for me to worry over , I have OCD and things like that wil drive me nuts.
I use Playdough to build little dams to keep the bedding compound from migrating where its not needed. Make sure that you use planty of release agent on the barrel lug and front of the frame in case any works its way out , also its a good iead to put release agent all on the inside of the areas you don't want it , makes it alot easier to get out later.
On the synthetic forends on guns where a little exta weight isin't gonna be a problem I fill the entire forend with compound to stiffen it up , just use 3-4 stripps of duct tape on top one another to make a gap ahead of the forend screws
Si Vis Pacem Parabellum