Re: First time bedding
Originally Posted by mosh338
The barrel is free floating all the way back to the bedding in front of the lug. Do you suggest that I relieve the bedding in this area to get the barrel to float all the way back to the lug?
Will I have to redo the bedding job when installing the pillars or can I install the pillars with the current bedding job?
I would use a sharp blade and put a shallow groove in the bedding just in front of the lug depression and then chip away the bedding forward of that position. The shallow groove should prevent you from chipping off the bedding material that's holding the lug snug. "Lug Snug" - a bit of unintentional rhyme.
You should have no trouble installing the pillars with the bedding in place. The pillars may, in fact, have to be bedded (some do require using a bedding compound) themselves but if that's the case with the kit you select it's simply a matter of preparing the pillar openings to the proper size. Pretty straight forward.
Just make sure your holes are drilled straight and take your time.
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