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Old 10-13-2005, 02:03 PM
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Re: Basics of Bedding, and other stuff...

found it, this is my favorite thread.
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Old 10-16-2005, 05:35 PM
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Re: Basics of Bedding, and other stuff...

A couple of my own bedding jobs,

The first a Tikka 595 action onto McMillan Sako Varmint stock, recoil lug is permanently in stock, otherwise it requires brazing or glueing to action.

Second, custom rem 700LA 6.5x284.

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Old 12-14-2007, 10:50 AM
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bedding techniques

I build custom mausers from time to time. They are all blued steel with nice walnut for stocks. I put 2 or 3 layers of duct tape lengthwise down the barrel, and use a hair dryer to have absolutely no wrinkles. I spray brownells release on the whole mess, and bed the entire action area and barrel channel. This really seals up the barrel channel to prevent anything from being absorbed in there. When you remove the barreled action, everything gets cleaned off, and a wire wheel makes short work of the duct tape adhesive. The steel gets blued, and when you put it back together, the space where the duct tape was leaves a nice even free float. I'm building my first long range rig right now, and an thinking that the duct tape will start 3 or 4 inches down the barrel rather than at the lug, and then I will have a barrel pad to go with it. Thought and comments appreciated.
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:33 AM
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Re: Basics of Bedding, and other stuff...

Here is another one of Ian's helpful threads.

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Old 02-01-2009, 01:11 PM
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Re: Basics of Bedding, and other stuff...

Okey help me out. I only did 2 in my life time for my self. First one 10 years ago and forgot most of what i did but turned out well. The secnd one 2 years ago a 260 in model 7. The problem i had i had bedding compound come up thru action and in to the chamber threads. What a *************** mess to clean out. I got it though and gun shoots well. What did i do wrong. I removed magazine and didnt use any tape on action just sprayed it but installed action and tightned down bottom plate with the screws.
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