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Unread 08-03-2011, 01:35 AM
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Glass Bedding

Hi all quick question.

Can you glass and pillar bed a synthetic stock?
I'm sure I read on other websites that you can only glass bed wood or laminated stocks?
I do know the process of glass pillar bedding and can't work out why you wouldnt be able to glass bed a synthetic stock.

Also, im going to build a new rifle stock for my 223, im going to shape a peice of poly urethane foam into shape and then fiberglass it.
Do you think I would need to add a stronger substance (eg aluminium) for the bedding? Or do you think I could get away with glass bedding and pillar bedding the action to the fiberglass?

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Unread 08-03-2011, 02:39 PM
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Re: Glass Bedding

It depends on the material.

A lot of factory stocks are cheap plastic that the epoxy/resin won't adhere to. Many have flimsy forends that may come in contact with the barrel even after floating/bedding.

Others are fiberglass or composites that work really well.

You can try a sample; use aluminum or steel pillars; or you can buy a decent stock that'll really do the job better all around.

-- richard
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