Cerakote action on already bedded stock?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Stumpm2, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Stumpm2

    Stumpm2 Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking about getting one of my rifles cerakoted and I was wondering if this would require the action/stock to be rebedded. My rifle is currently pillar and glass bedded and I do not want to impair the bedding I currently have. Any thoughts.opinions on this would be appreciated. I would really prefer not to the rebed the action.
     
  2. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    coat it and bolt it back in, won't hurt a thing.
     

  3. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, my last rig was bedded then coated, as long as the coating thickness is as even as possible it won't effect anything.
     
  4. OrrHunter1

    OrrHunter1 Member

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    What is the buildup of this coating?
     
  5. hideboiler

    hideboiler Member

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    This is an old question but I was recently thinking the same thing when I rebarreled my R700. According to the guy who Cerikotes all my stuff he said it's .001 thick and would not affect a thing. I came on the forum for a second opinion and feel a little bit better about it now.
     
  6. sj-pratt

    sj-pratt Official LRH Sponsor

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    Applying a coat of gun kote ads about .0004 I would think cerecote is simular.

    In a perfect world it would make your action a press fit but we don't live in a perfect world.

    Don't lose alot asleep over it.
     
  7. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    I always prefer to bed before Cerakoting. I mask off the recoil lug just below the stock line though. The barreled action will fit back in a bit easier. It's a tight fit if you Cerakote the whole lug but it will be fine.
     
  8. hideboiler

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    I greatly appreciate all the input, it certainly puts me at ease that it's cool I move forward with paint on my bedded stock.
    Thanks!