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Old 06-06-2011, 12:14 PM
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Securing bases

What do you use to secure your bases to the receiver (other than the screws)? What kind of glue, etc are you putting in between there?

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What do you use to secure your bases to the receiver (other than the screws)? What kind of glue, etc are you putting in between there?

Thanks.
Just a little bedding compound to cover the base footprint.

Clean the bottom of the base and the top of the reciever before applying the bedding compound.

Don't use a lot of bedding compound, as it will be forced in to the screw holes and they will
become almost permanent.

You can use a little floor wax on the screws to prevent them from sticking.

Wipe off any excess before it cures.

After it cures , you can remove the bases by placing the rifle in the freezer over night, and using
a plastic hammer or a wooden dowel (Something that wont make a mark) strike the base and it
will release.

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Old 06-06-2011, 01:48 PM
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Re: Securing bases

What poundage are you torquing the screws to?
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What poundage are you torquing the screws to?
Do a search on "Torque Recommendations" and you will find the torque for all of the screws
and bolts on a firearm.

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Re: Securing bases

JE,

Do you consider it sufficiently beneficial to cut an X using a dremmel in the top of the receiver and/or bottom of the rail to provide extra grip for the bedding compound?

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Old 06-07-2011, 05:15 PM
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Re: Securing bases

OK JE, completed per your instructions. Looks very nice and clean. Question: do I leave the screws with the wax on them? Wondering if it would cause them to loosen.

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OK JE, completed per your instructions. Looks very nice and clean. Question: do I leave the screws with the wax on them? Wondering if it would cause them to loosen.

Thanks for your help with this.
I don't recomend doing any roughing up on the reciever( The bedding will adhere to it if it is clean).

Once the bedding has cured remove one screw at a time and clean the screw. Next apply one
small drop of the non Harding Lock tight to the screw and install before removing the other screw.

Repeat the process with the other screws.

The main function of the bedding is to make 100% contact with the bases and reciever.

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