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Old 07-07-2009, 08:28 PM
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Re: making my own pillars

Message from Speedy:

Personal message: tell the guy to use the G-10 it bonds better and is 5 times stronger than steel.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:53 PM
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Re: making my own pillars

Glad I checked out this thread.

BH,

What's your opinion of aluminum bedding blocks... any temp stresses there?

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Old 07-08-2009, 09:38 PM
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Re: making my own pillars

Only two of my rifles have that feature because all of my hunting and competition rifles are built the same way save those. If I were to have another one built by Speedy there would be no concern. The ones built with the ones with the aluminum blocks shoot fantastic.

That being said and as stated earlier when I build it is a joint effort with Speedy to make sure the rifle shoots lights out and at least IMHO looks better than the other guys. Not many people have skull bolt knobs on their competition rifles lol. My main competition rifle is a SG&Y (Manners) prototype solid carbon fiber stock with 14 coats of clear with HOK Kameleon® Pearl that makes it look several different colors depending on the light and angle viewed with very light black Punisher Skulls underneath.

Unless your Smith is very good and takes the time to install the pillars correctly the aluminum block may be the way to go. There are a lot of other things that must work together to make a rifle shoot accurately but for me at least the pillars are the way to go all things being equal.

Just my .02..
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:05 PM
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Re: making my own pillars

How about making epoxy pillars like John burns shows in his video?
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:54 AM
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Re: making my own pillars

I have been pillar bedding Mausers and Mosin Nagants with 3/8" tubing made from stainless steel, brass, and 1010 steel.

The Stainless is too hard to machine.
The Brass is a dissimilar metal touching the receiver.
I like the 1010 tube:
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I have been roughing the sides of the pillar for traction in the epoxy per Wagner's site:
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:00 PM
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Re: making my own pillars

just wondering I have a 10/22 stainless barrel how would that rate up for pillars??
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:31 PM
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Re: making my own pillars

Stainless barrels usually cut like budda.
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