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Unread 02-08-2010, 01:30 AM
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Re: Bedding question

Trigger inlet is all done. All stock screws are identical in appearance. A pain to do on the short ones but this way everything matches up real nice.

Front guard screw is fitted and happy now.

Now it's sand, sand, sand, and more sanding till she's ready for final finish, and assembly. Here's a 300 Rem Ultra I just finished up last week. Just got a shoot her and wring it out now.

Notice the gap in the trigger bow in the last photo? That won't do! As you can see in the earlier one I fixed that. Clean seamless lines are a must.

Hope this helped a little and gave someone some pointers.


Chad Dixon
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Unread 02-08-2010, 11:44 AM
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That is art man
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Unread 02-08-2010, 04:44 PM
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Re: Bedding question

I have been bedding rifles for around 15 years, spent a year experimenting with a resins company and their industrial chemist to create my 'ideal' kit yet in all of my time, I have never seen such a nice, aesthetically pleasing job as yours.

I also use the green 3M scotchtape, nothing else compares. What I do need to get done, is an update to the Matchgrade online tutorial with the regard to the heat gun/popping air bubbles which was brought to my attention by the chemist a while back. I am also heating up a spatula to do the trim once the job tacks off after a few hours (toffee consistancy).

Anyway, excellent workmanship and sound tips. Thanks for sharing.
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Unread 02-08-2010, 05:12 PM
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Where do you get that green tape? I've never seen it. Period. I want some!

Edited to add: After doing some WEB surfing it looks like one might find it in Automotive stores. Is this right?


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Unread 02-09-2010, 01:01 AM
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After seeing that, I won't be posting any of my bedding jobs that's for sure!
That's the most impressive bedding job I've ever seen!
I think everyone could pick up some pointers from that tutorial. Thanks Chad.
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Unread 02-09-2010, 07:44 PM
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A few more. . .

Here's an inlet proof in a Stolle Swindelhurst. 2X4's are cheaper than gunstocks!!

The actual finished inlet for the 300Rem Ultra.

Right after poppin her out and after sanding down the tang and the showline edge:

Chad Dixon
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Unread 02-17-2010, 12:34 PM
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Great looking job Chad. BTW for real professional resin mixing and degassing, look into Thinky or Flacktek mixers. Saves you that heat gun and bubble popping part (which gives the polymer chemist heartburn just reading it).
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