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Pillar bedding / McMillan A-5

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Unread 04-17-2009, 05:19 PM
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Pillar bedding / McMillan A-5

I've got a McMillan A-5 on the way.... Will I need to have it Pillar beded?
Is this something I can do my self? Are Pillar bededs equial or some better than others?
for any help.
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Unread 04-18-2009, 06:03 AM
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Re: Pillar bedding / McMillan A-5

If it were mine, I would piller bed it.
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Unread 04-18-2009, 04:50 PM
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Re: Pillar bedding / McMillan A-5

I would absolutely recommend a pillar bed so your guard screws have a non compressable surface to lock up against. If this is your first bedding attempt I would see if there is someone you could watch do it or get a video so you have an idea of the process as it over all process could be a little overwelming. I make my own custom pillars to match each individual rifle. If you have access to a lathe they're a fairly easy project to make but again unless you've done it or seen it done before it might be a little overwelming. If your in the least bit apprehensive about it I would consider having an appropriate smith pillar bed it for you so you don't botch a new McMillan stock. Good luck if you decide to do it yourself.

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