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Old 01-23-2011, 12:10 AM
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Another bedding question

I have some questions about bedding. Is skim bedding useful in a stock like HS's where you have the aluminum bedding block? I have also read that in these stocks you can just bed the recoil lug is this true? (seems much easier for the inexperienced like myself) And lastly should you bed the whole recoil lug area? If not how do you just bed the back or everything but the bottom etc.?

Sorry for all the questions but I am a little confused on what is best for me to do and how to do it. I have bedded 2 bedding block rifles: one full skim (HS) and one just the recoil lug (B&C Medalist) but I bedded the whole lug area on both and I'm just not sure if I screwed up. I am considering doing this to my new Sendero 7mm and also my 300 RUM (both are HS) but I want to make sure it is worth the effort and if it is I want to do it right.

I searched and found some info on this but most of it pertained to Weatherbys and it sounded like they may be a little different. All of the rifles I mentioned are Remington 700s.

Thanks in advance for the help. Every time I have asked for advice on this forum everyone has been a great help.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:36 AM
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Re: Another bedding question

Yes it is useful, look at what all competitive shooters are doing. The best is to float the action and stock, using a barrel block, secondly, and much more doable, is to bed the whole reciever (except on some like savages where you float the tang). I just did this 45minutes ago. Either tomorrow I'll post about my new rifle, or a new post filled with explict words asking how to unglue an action from a stock

So far it's been a fun and satisfying activity.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:28 AM
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Re: Another bedding question

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Yes it is useful, look at what all competitive shooters are doing. The best is to float the action and stock, using a barrel block, secondly, and much more doable, is to bed the whole reciever (except on some like savages where you float the tang). I just did this 45minutes ago. Either tomorrow I'll post about my new rifle, or a new post filled with explict words asking how to unglue an action from a stock

So far it's been a fun and satisfying activity.
As far as bedding the the recoil lug area did you bed the whole lug or did you just bed the back or what? If you don't bed the whole lug area what did you use to just bed part of it? Also what is the reason that only part of the lug area is bedded on some rifles?
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:35 AM
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Re: Another bedding question

I only bedded the back. I put a layer of tape on the sides, bottom, and front. That will give a few thousandths clearance. The recoil lug is there to transfer recoil to the stock evenly, that's a rearward force, if you bed all sides, it can be near impossible to pull the action out.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:00 AM
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I only bedded the back. I put a layer of tape on the sides, bottom, and front. That will give a few thousandths clearance. The recoil lug is there to transfer recoil to the stock evenly, that's a rearward force, if you bed all sides, it can be near impossible to pull the action out.
I bedded all sides on my other rifles and they popped right out. With that said, if I try that again they may not. Other than getting it out of the stock is there any other reason not to do that? I hope I didn't screw up in doing that.

Thanks for the advice by the way, it's always good to hear other's thoughts/experiences.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:25 AM
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Re: Another bedding question

I can't say if it hurts anything, but as far as I know it's common practice to only bed the back. There is probably a reason for it, but I don't know it.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:05 PM
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Re: Another bedding question

It not in an HS stock but this is bedded by Montour county rifles. Even it it has a chassis I would still skim bed the action. This was for a BAT HR action which is a R700 clone.

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