Originally Posted by angus-5024
I have already glass bedded my Remington 700 XCR but would like to pillar bed it as well. This rifle is a "poor mans" project so I was woundering if I could make my own pillars with limited equipment or if I just gotta order them. I was thinking that alluminum arrow shafts would work maybe? let me know. Thanks
Aluminum arrow shafts are to thin, But if you can drill a straight hole you can get a piece of
1/2'' aluminum round stock drill the stock with a 1/2" drill and then cut the Pillars to length , Then drill a 5/16"or larger hole in the round bar pieces and rough up the outside to help the
Epoxy grip the aluminum.
After making the pillars apply the epoxy to the stock and the pillar and install by twisting them
Be sure and tape the stock in the area your working to prevent epoxy from ruining the finish.
Pillars should be installed before bedding so after the pillars are installed skim bedding will
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