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Unread 09-08-2012, 04:05 PM
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Glass bedding with Acraglas Gel

I did not want to do this but there is not any Gunsmiths in my area who do this work.
I am very nervous just did it following instructions in kit and watched some YouTube Vids. I sure hope I did not screw this up. I will say this trying to find a good gunsmith is like looking for gold. It says in 10 hours I can take it apart I hope I can.
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    Unread 09-08-2012, 04:24 PM
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    Re: Glass bedding with Acraglas Gel

    triple check you have release agent on everything you want to stick and you'll be fine! PS a little bit of vinegar helps with the clean up, while the epoxy is still wet.
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    Re: Glass bedding with Acraglas Gel

    Another piece of advice, if you ever do another one, use JB Weld. Higher compressive strength, higher flexural strength, and higher bonding strength. Get some of the "stick" stuff and mix in the liquid stuff to the right consistency, and this works really well. Also don't remove too much wood, I did this once and it doesn't look good. You only need about 1/16" around the action. Anyways, there's my two cents, take it or leave it.
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    Re: Glass bedding with Acraglas Gel

    I like JB Weld as well. Lube with shoe polish then spray One Shot lube on top of that. Zero issues.
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    Unread 09-08-2012, 08:36 PM
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    Re: Glass bedding with Acraglas Gel

    I wish I would of know of the spray lube for release agent I just used Browenells that came in kit & there instructions. I'll see in a couple of more hours if it comes out it is some sticky ****. I don't know why but at 100 yds it would shoot 1 MOA or a little less but at 200 yds it went to hell around 3 inch groups used to shoot under 2.9 inches at 300 yds. I put a new HS Presion stock on & used there bedding compound not impressed with the puddy with New Model 70 stock when I took action out of stock it flaked out.
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    Re: Glass bedding with Acraglas Gel

    I know that ideally you bed your stock, take it out once to clean out the "squish," put it back together, and never take it apart again.

    In reality this never happens though. If you want a good test, bed a rifle with acraglass and one with JB. Then take them apart and put them back together ten times. You will undoubtably notice how much looser the acraglass is.

    That is the only thing I need to do to never use anything but JB again.
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    Unread 09-09-2012, 06:33 AM
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    Re: Glass bedding with Acraglas Gel

    Well it came apart now for the clean up. I was surprised the tape on front and sides & bottom of recoil lug stayed in stock.
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