Bedding the scope base?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by samson, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. samson

    samson Well-Known Member

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    I was watching the "How to shoot beyond belief" video and John Burns actually bedded the scope base to the receiver after scoring each side with a dremel tool. What happens if you want to remove them or replace them with another set?
     
  2. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    Samson:

    I have bedded bases before, if you want to remove them, use a propane torch and lightly heat the base till the epoxy breaks loose. Also you can wipe a little oil on the reciever, you can then remove the base and the bedded epoxy will stay on the bottom of the base, if you have a base that is not machined perfectly. Bases and the old mausers didnt fit too well. I used some powdered aluminum in my epoxy paste, made a good strong filler.
     

  3. samson

    samson Well-Known Member

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    That is good news. Thank You.
     
  4. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    or just put release agent on the rcvr so it doesnt stick fast...

    johnsons paste wax woks well.
     
  5. Guest

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    I looked for [ QUOTE ]
    Simonize car wax as an epoxy release agent

    [/ QUOTE ] (after reading the famous Bart Bob BartB on Bedding but couldn't find it. I picked up some Turtle wax I'll test with one of my old factory barrels.

    I have Kirby bore my rail holes to #8-40. I'll be adding 40 MOA CANT, bedding the CANT'ed rails (then re-drilling them perpendicular for #8-40).

    BeyondBelief for a reason