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Old 07-18-2005, 02:58 AM
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Re: my stock is being crushed

I've had good luck with the Brownells bedding/masking tape. It's basically just a good quality electrical tape that's .005 thick. In the hardware store I can never pick out the "good" tape from the lousy so I don't know what I'm getting until I get home and use the stuff. I guess I need to pay more attention to brand names/types.

Also, on things like the recoil lug, I put the tape on before release agent. The release agent keeps the tape from sticking very well.

Here's a pic of my latest bedding project:



On the top, compared with the factory stock. That's my 300 RUM A-Bolt. I was tired of stock crushing and the front action screw coming loose all the time on my old stock and don't want to deal with it on the new one....

BTW, I put one single layer of that .005" tape on the very front of the recoil lug. That's it, the rest of the lug is tight.

I used Brownells Steelbed and I'm pretty happy with it so far.
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:25 AM
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Re: my stock is being crushed

Jon A,
I see that you have machined a flat on your front bedding pillar, as it would clearly foul the recoil lug.
I have never seen this before and i pressume its relative to the pillar diametre.
I have read many articles and seen many bedding jods but this has never been mentioned or pointed out to me,i am glad i have seen it, as it is another bedding problem to look out for when i get around to doing my own rifles.

Ian.

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Old 07-18-2005, 11:54 AM
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Re: my stock is being crushed

Yeah, the A-Bolts have the front action screw really close to the lug. When a 5/8" hole is drilled for the pillar, it cuts into the lug recess. While I didn't need to take that much off, I felt I wanted a nice thick layer of bedding between the two instead of having the pillar nearly touch the lug with jus a skim of bedding between. I left the bottom of that pillar round though.

I'm not sure if there are any other rifles where you'd have this problem, but that seemed like the way to do it for an A-Bolt. I've never seen pictures of a pillar bedded A-Bolt so I'm just making it up as I go.
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:22 PM
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Re: my stock is being crushed

Jon A,
Great pictures, nice work!
I appreciate the info. I have glassbedded 8 rifles, 3 of them with full length action glass bedding and one with whole stock lenth due to cosmetic reasons. I will be ordering some tape from Brownells and I will also try the Brownells Steelbed, specially with my 300 RUM it would have to be a better option than Accraglass Gel wich is what I have been using.
Thanks again and good shooting!
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:46 PM
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Re: my stock is being crushed

Jon
who makes the stock, and do they have a website?

thanks d-a
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Old 07-18-2005, 04:42 PM
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Re: my stock is being crushed

Eaglet,
First I use Gun Scrubber and clean all metal parts and then on the lug I use 3M Scotch Super 88 Electrical tape. I don't stretch it too tight but rather leave it relaxed and rub it down onto the metal with an old rounded edged flat screwdriver. Then trim the edges with an Exacto using a pulling action into the metal (like scissors). For sealing the action mag well and trigger opening holes and protection of exposed surfaces of the stock I use clear labeling tape. With this you can see if it is sealed down tight or not through the tape. Fill other areas with modeling clay and apply Acraglass release agent to all exposed areas.
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Old 07-18-2005, 06:44 PM
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d-a, It's a McMillan Browning Classic: http://www.mcmfamily.com/mcmillan/hunting/browning.asp

It has the molded in jellcoat finish--50% Black, 35% Dark Gray and 15% White "Swirly."

A couple pics:







So far I love it--and I haven't even shot it yet!
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