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Old 09-07-2011, 09:28 AM
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Ok so I may have asked this before but I don't remember...Is there any downside to bedding a rifle with JB Weld??? Also on my Stevens 200 how do you bed the rear action screw area since it isn't all flat like the front action screw area? Sorry I ask way too many questions...Thanks
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:35 PM
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Re: Bedding?

I have always used Marine Tex. So, I'm not able to address the JBWeld part of your question.

I'm also not familiar with your action. But, when dealing with non-flat areas, I usually do some variation of the following...

(1) wallow out the area underneath with the Dremel

(2) apply tape and lots of release agent to protect finished surfaces and to avoid gluing the action to the stock

(3) build dam(s) as needed to force pooling in the area that needs bedding and plug extraneous orifices using modelling clay

(4) use alcohol to remove dirt, grease, release agent from bedding areas that need to adhere

(5) fill in the area gradually using Marine Tex and tamping with toothpicks and splintered popsicle sticks to remove air pockets

(6) sufficiently overfill the area and sink the action into it

(7) remove overflow with popsicle sticks, heavy duty paper towels, alcohol

(8) allow to set and then cleanup and inspect

Good luck,
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:17 PM
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Re: Bedding?

Ok thanks for the advice!
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:06 PM
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Re: Bedding?

I once did a rifle in JBweld once because I was in a hurry to finish it and it was the only thing in the shop I had that I could do it with. It actually turned out pretty well. Just be careful, and don't make a mess because it is hard as a rock when it sets if you get it on anything not protected.
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:08 AM
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Re: Bedding?

Do it right, use Devcon 1011. I leave the rear tang on Savage and Stevens float.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:56 PM
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Re: Bedding?

I'm still not sure what I am going to use, I like the idea of JB weld because its cheap and avalible readily....but not sure if it'll hold up over the years!
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:13 PM
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Re: Bedding?

Buy Devcon at the link below, and the shipping is free. Hard to beat this price, and then you'll never sit around wondering if you used a good material.

Devcon Plastic Steel Putty (A)

I bought 2 boxes not long ago just so I wouldn't have to worry.
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