Action bedding with carbon particle epoxy
Hi everyone, I have a Boyd’s laminate stock coming soon that I will be using to replace the tupperware stock on my Weatherby Vanguard .243.
Devcon, Marine-Tex and other popular bedding compounds are hard to source and expensive to buy in my neck of the woods here in Canada, so I am limited to JB Weld and slow cure epoxy mixed with short strand glass fibers, both of which I have had good luck with in the past. But I want to try something different.
So, I got to thinking, what if I used slow cure epoxy filled with carbon powder? This idea is not new since is has been used as a coating on boat hulls for impact and abrasion resistance before.
Am I on to something here or has this been tried before and failed? I'm sure I am not the first to think of this but I can't find any info on the web about using it for bedding purposes.
I don't know if it would have any benefit over steel particles, but I’m pretty sure it would have strength benefits over glass particles used in other glass bedding compounds just like carbon fiber is stronger than fiberglass.
Has anybody got and thoughts on this or know of anyone who has tried this before?
Last edited by philip140; 01-24-2011 at 01:31 AM.