Originally Posted by ryandetailer
Well, I’ve been working on a Rem 700 LTR .308 and have finally got everything humming along. I could consistently shoot .75 moa and had no problem hitting a 4” plate at 300 yards. Well I had this silly notion that I should bed my little tactical stick so as to squeeze all the joy out of it. Everything was going as planned except the release agent that I had did not seem to work out like I remember it so I topped the whole prep job with some PAM to double up on the release agent (somewhere in the wide web I heard of such silly things). I slapped it all together after taping the spots I didn’t want the acraglass to get and waited for the accuracy gods to work their magic.
In the morning I went to break the action out of the stock to clean it up….and I tugged and tugged…..and huffed and huffed….and pounded and pounded…I even tried cooling the action to try and shrink the steel. I have successfully attached my stock to my action. My stock looks horrible and I am no longer able to separate the two objects.
I learned a good lesson: 1…just ‘cause it’s on the internet don’t mean it’s good; 2 … if it aint broke don’t fix it; 3…reread the instructions first.
So down to the nitty gritty, does anyone have a good idea how I can get my stock off without destroying it. The stock is a HS with the aluminum beds I’d like to keep that around.
With a little less pride
Having removed a few that were intended to be "glued in" the only way I found to safely
remove the stock was to = Place it in a freezer over night, the next day take it out and quickly
lay it in your lap, barrel down. Hold the for-end of the stock and with a RUBBER hammer, strike the
barrel sharply just in front of the stock, The action and barrel have a different coefficient of
expansion than the stock and it builds up stress at the fusion line and the shock wave caused
buy the RUBBER hammer helps it break free.
If the scope is installed be sure and remove it before placing it in the freezer.
I hope this will help.
Buy the way I use paste wax for the release agent because it doesn't peel off when you
place the action in the bedding and have to adjust the position of the action .
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