Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > The Basics, Starting Out


Reply

Pillar bedding pros & cons

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #22  
Old 05-18-2006, 04:43 PM
Official LRH Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fort Shaw, Montana
Posts: 6,831
Re: Pillar bedding pros & cons

First off we can just stop that "Mr. Allen" stuff right now. Kirby is what you can call me, no need to be formal here.

Second, I would bet your friend has some 6061 aluminum which will work fine. Most aluminum is heat treated to some degree and for conventional rifles works very well for bedding. Course Stainless is overkill but that is never a bad thing when talking about bedding rigidity. Either one will serve you well.

Kirby Allen(50)
__________________
Kirby Allen(50)

Allen Precision Shooting
Home of the Allen Magnum, Allen Xpress and Allen Tactical Wildcats and the Painkiller Muzzle brakes.

Farther, Faster and Flatter then ever before.

Web Page: www.apsrifles.com

allenmagnum@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-18-2006, 06:00 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: on the rifle range in Utah
Posts: 2,720
Re: Pillar bedding pros & cons

Ahh, I was really hoping for some names of "top competitors". Oh well, guess there weren't any. Imagine that.

Don't get sour Bart just 'cause a couple young bucks called your b.s. And yes, uncle B and I are blood and I'm proud to say so. I don't know if we're stars but if we are, distance never bothered us!
__________________
Find it
Range it
Click it
Pull it
Dump it

If it's not far, it's boring.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-19-2006, 07:27 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,082
Re: Pillar bedding pros & cons

[ QUOTE ]
SNIP

I only recommend it in a case with an extremely heavy, long barrel.

Kirby Allen(50)

[/ QUOTE ]

Was any consideration given to barrel bedding, and floating the action on such a massive barrel?

Thanks,

edge.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-19-2006, 08:47 AM
Official LRH Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fort Shaw, Montana
Posts: 6,831
Re: Pillar bedding pros & cons

Edge,

When I designed the rifle before I started ordering my parts, I did alot of talking with Bruce Thome at BAT and Dan Lilja. Bruce flat out said a properly pillar bedded 10" BAT receiver would handle that barrel length and weight even free floated.

Dan agreed with him so while I was abit concerned I have long ago learned to trust the opinions of these two men.

There was not much risk involved, had it not worked, I would have just inletted the stock for my Barrel Bedding V-Block system and there would have been no issues but from the looks of things, there is no need to consider this modification.

First range test at 1500 yards produced a four shot group that measured 7.5" so I was very happy and totally forgot about any V-Block or any additional bedding work to the rifle.

Kirby Allen(50)
__________________
Kirby Allen(50)

Allen Precision Shooting
Home of the Allen Magnum, Allen Xpress and Allen Tactical Wildcats and the Painkiller Muzzle brakes.

Farther, Faster and Flatter then ever before.

Web Page: www.apsrifles.com

allenmagnum@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05-19-2006, 11:16 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,082
Re: Pillar bedding pros & cons

Thanks, Can't argue with success [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

edge.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 05-22-2006, 09:21 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Shoshoni, WY
Posts: 143
Re: Pillar bedding pros & cons

FWIW, the American Gunsmithing Institute sells a video about pillar bedding featuring Daryl Holland. It's very informative and his methid does work.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Pillar bedding pros & cons
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AR-15 in .458 SOCOM Pros/Cons BigSkyGP AR15/10 Rifles 6 03-09-2011 01:01 AM
Barrel throating pros & cons jrw1976 Gunsmithing 8 08-17-2010 05:44 PM
Pistol action Pros and cons MachV Specialty Handgun Hunting 15 12-08-2009 04:29 PM
Pros and cons on buying a Chrono? Laker_Taker The Basics, Starting Out 5 01-10-2006 03:34 PM
Horus Vision, pros and cons? lv2hunt Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 3 10-19-2005 01:08 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC