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Old 03-29-2013, 08:18 AM
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Bedding Question

I bedded a Rem 700 last night. I got the tape on the headless screws a little tight in the pillars and had to press down very slightly to get the action to "set down" in the devcon. When I did this I noticed the back of the action behind the rear screw go down a hair and rise back up. I pulled it out after 4 hours and cleaned the overflow in the stock up with an exacto. After putting it back it to fully cure, I can press down very lightly on the rear of the aciton and it will set down and come back up just like it did before. I am thinking this is going to cause some flex in the bedding when I check it with the dial indicator. I am wondering if I should add some devcon to the rear of the action and let if cure before I remove the tape from the barrel and lug.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:45 AM
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Re: Bedding Question

You won't know what's going on for sure until you can accurately check deflection with the indicator.
I never recommend to pull the action before the bedding fully cures, then re-install it. When the rear tang dropped, then raised up again, you probably created an air pocket.
If you determine the amount of deflection is not to your standards, then I would suggest milling out the existing bedding, and re-bed it. This time, leave the barreled action in the stock until it has fully cured. Remove it, then do your clean up.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:11 PM
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Re: Bedding Question

Thank you for replying Mr Russo. What is your view on acceptable deflection?
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:16 PM
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Re: Bedding Question

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Thank you for replying Mr Russo. What is your view on acceptable deflection?
.001"-.002" would be acceptable to me..
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:39 PM
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Re: Bedding Question

Thanks, I didn't see any noticeable movement with the dial, a thousandth at most.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:04 AM
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Re: Bedding Question

Have you been able to shoot the rifle yet to discern if there are any issues?
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:54 PM
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Re: Bedding Question

Wind was terrible the other day. Did shoot a 3" group at 800 but could have been a fluke. Gonna try again this weekend hopefully.
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