Originally Posted by LRHWAL
So I paid good money for a less than good job and will need to redo this after the hunting season (in South Africa, so after Sep).
I gues I can use a chisel, a Dremel, heat it up a bit with a borrowed hair dryer (don't have much hair myself
) and scrape it out or?
Anyone with experience on the most painless way to do this? Thanks!
Stock is a McM, not sure about what the bedding compound is, but it is sort of a transparent slighlty yellowish colour... lloks like heat could get it soft.
Sounds like it might be AcraGLAS. I used it on a few rifles. I like the steel filled Devcon 10110 a "lot" better.
If I didn't have access to a milling machine, I'd use a Foredom tool with carbide bit, or a similar tool with carbide bit and carve it out of there. Don't run the tool too fast. Wear a face shield. Get a shop vac and have it handy.
It will carve best when it is room temperature or colder. If you heat it up and make it gummy you will have a mess.
Look for a Drill press if you have to drill out the pillars.
After you get it carved out with the bit, some hand sanding to clean up the edges and you will be good to go.
Richard Franklin has an excellent Bedding video in which he beds two rifles. In the second one on the video he redoes a bedding job on an old rifle using handtools. He uses a small chisel and mallet, and a Dremel with a sanding drum to cut out the old bedding. It comes out looking really good given what he had to start with.