Re: Basics of Bedding, and other stuff...
I have only bedded three as of yet, all three were Remington 700 bdl custom deluxe rifles (right much checkering and engraving.) I asked around before I did my first and was reccomended to use EP grease (grease gun tubes), it is fairly cheap, and cleans up easily. I also used modeling clay from Wal-mart toy department, less than five dollars for a pretty good amount, and masked off with painter's tape (sticks good but will not bond like masking tape or duck tape).
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