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Old 03-23-2009, 01:11 PM
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What would be the best way to close a barrel channel?

I just got a new stock and it appears that the barrel channel will be ALOT wider then any barrel I will eventually use. It looks to be 1 1/4" wide at the forend and would like to get it to almost .900. It is a rifle that I am building in increments so I will not be getting a barrel for it for quite some time. What can be done to close up the barrel channel when the time comes?
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:29 PM
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Re: What would be the best way to close a barrel channel?

I've used Bondo if the gap was small. On bigger gaps I used some sort of 2 part epoxy.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:58 PM
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Re: What would be the best way to close a barrel channel?

Like what you would use to bed an action with. Would it be sandable that I would be able to free float the barrel after?
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Re: What would be the best way to close a barrel channel?

Put a layer of blue painters masking tape down the length of the barrel then cover that with a layer or two of duct tape(to your taste) on top of that. Then just bed it like you would an action. Once you remove the tape you should have a free floated barrel, if you have a tight spot you can sand it down.

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Re: What would be the best way to close a barrel channel?

ok that makes sense. The only thing is I have never bedded an action b4. I think im gonna hire a proffesional for this job. THANK YOU
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Re: What would be the best way to close a barrel channel?

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Put a layer of blue painters masking tape down the length of the barrel then cover that with a layer or two of duct tape(to your taste) on top of that. Then just bed it like you would an action. Once you remove the tape you should have a free floated barrel, if you have a tight spot you can sand it down.

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Exactly.
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Re: What would be the best way to close a barrel channel?

+1 That's how I've done mine.


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