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

 
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:34 PM
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Re: What would be the best way to close a barrel channel?

Make sure you put release agent on the tape.

I stuck the last one. I was pushing on the stock with the barrel resting on the cusion on my chair. When it let loose the barrel launched up and caught me between the eyes. It's been a couple weeks and the swelling has almost gone away.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:34 AM
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Re: What would be the best way to close a barrel channel?

I would also think about ruffing up the barrel channel of the stock so the bedding bonds well to it.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:58 AM
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Re: What would be the best way to close a barrel channel?

3M makes a 10-15 mil thickness heavy electricians tape that is available in widths that'll wrap a barrel. It's flexible so it'll form to odd contours.

This is a great tool as it'll allow you to build in your gap as you lay up your resin. Bondo can work for very thin repairs but remember it's a polyester resin and talc. There isn't a whole lot of strength there so if your shooting from a bipod or using this gun in the field it can lead to a crack. An epoxy is a better choice IMO.

Hope this helped.
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