Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Gunsmithing


Reply

West System for bedding?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-09-2009, 01:22 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 168
West System for bedding?

Anyone use it? I'm going to do my first bedding job on an old wood stock 270 and happen to have West System around.
Thanks
__________________
Outside of a dog a gun is mans best friend.
Inside a dog its too dark to shoot.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-09-2009, 01:50 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
Posts: 8,004
Re: West System for bedding?

Quote:
Originally Posted by shimoda View Post
Anyone use it? I'm going to do my first bedding job on an old wood stock 270 and happen to have West System around.
Thanks
Never heard of the "West System". Add'l info would be appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-09-2009, 02:11 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 168
Re: West System for bedding?

"West System" is an epoxy resin used in the marine industry alot. They offer many different fillers to thicken it. They also offer a couple different hardeners for different cure times.

I mess with boats alot and also use it frequently in my building business.
__________________
Outside of a dog a gun is mans best friend.
Inside a dog its too dark to shoot.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-09-2009, 02:12 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 168
Re: West System for bedding?

"West System" is the brand name
__________________
Outside of a dog a gun is mans best friend.
Inside a dog its too dark to shoot.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-09-2009, 02:26 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,232
Re: West System for bedding?

I used the West System to build a drift boat several years ago "incapsulated plywood", it worked well for the boat. For rifles, I wouldn't use it unless I had to. Do yourself a favor and get you some Devcon steelbed putty and use the best.

AJ
__________________
If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.


My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-11-2009, 04:00 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Youngsville, NC
Posts: 371
Re: West System for bedding?

West sysytems has multiple epoxy resins and hardners. I use their 404 filler with polyester(fiberglass) instead of epoxy resin. It works great.

I reccomend you try them all until you find what works best for you.

I will say the epoxie/meta beding compounds are a mes if you need to remove them.

Nat Lambeth
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: West System for bedding?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Glass bedding vs. Pillar Bedding summitsitter The Basics, Starting Out 7 06-20-2013 01:09 AM
Bedding a stock with Aluminum bedding blocks? Atlas 00 Gunsmithing 1 07-20-2011 03:38 PM
Anybody shot a Gunwerks (The Best of the West) shooting system SDhunter Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 02-15-2009 09:37 PM
Skim bedding an aluminum bedding block. Ankeny General Discussion 19 05-27-2006 10:07 PM
Looking for options for a barrel block bedding system. Fiftydriver Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 18 06-04-2004 05:55 AM

Current Poll
Spot & Stalk or Ambush For Western Deer?
MOSTLY - Spot & Stalk - 74.20%
932 Votes
MOSTLY - Ambush - 25.80%
324 Votes
Total Votes: 1,256
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC