Re: Bedding question
I have done it both ways, with the action screws and with a threaded stud, both work well.
One of the advantages of using studs is they can be installed in the action and guided down through the holes in the stock before there is any contact with the bedding compound. Then just thread a nut and washer on the bottom and tighten.
If you opt to use the action screws just wrap them with masking tape until they just barely slide into the holes in the stock (same with stud option), this will prevent most of the bedding compound that might run down the holes. It's a little tougher to get the action screws started with this method, but doable. Just be sure to use a Q-tip and put release agent on the threads inside the action screw holes..
Put release agent on anything that may come in contact with the bedding compound, including the action screws or studs, even if you tape them.
Of coarse this is just one way to skin that cat.
Ignorance can be treated with education, sadly there is no cure for stupidity.
Last edited by winmagman; 08-30-2010 at 07:06 PM.