Yea I agree with Roy , if your gonna go through the hassel you might as well bed the whole action with the pillers , its not realy needed if the gun is piller bedded right but it will help as piller bedding the gun and not bedding behind the lug will makes the action screws act as shear points and thats bad!!
As for bedding material , I personaly like Devcon plastic steel putty , it doesen't run all over and risk possible sags and voids in your bedding due to it creeping out. You can also use JB Weld , Marine Tex and so on.
I like to use a counter bore to make the holes for my pillers ,generaly 9/19" , then I ue a 3/4" counter bore and run it about 1/8" -1/4" down in the action side of the stock so it leaves some relife around the piller. Use the epoxy in the kit to bed the pillers in place after a day take the action out and remove a good bit of material around the pillers whhere the action was resting , this new voind will be filled with bedding compound .
You can also have the lugs lapped a little for a better contact and thave the crown recut , after 16 yrs I'm sure their are a few little dings you can't see. Generaly a good bedding job , a good trigger job and a new crown will bring a good old minute of deer rifle to a decient shooting rig.
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