Glass bedding vs. Pillar Bedding

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by summitsitter, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. summitsitter

    summitsitter Well-Known Member

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    Most of my internet time is spent at work, and the firewall blocks me from looking at most gun related sites, so I need you guys help. Could someone please explain to me the difference in glass bedding vs. pillar bedding. What are the pros and cons of each. What do you guys mostly do. I will be doing one of these to a Remington 700 22-250 and a Wincherster 70 Coyote 270WSM.
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Glass bedding it used to make a skin tight fit between the action and stock so that their is no movement , it works very well and most guns benifit from it no matter what the stock material is even the ones with the aluminum bedding blocks like HS Presision

    Pillar bedding is used so that their is a rigid column between the stock and the action so that when the action screws are tightned they can be over tightened and put stress on the action , also when some wood stock get wet they will swell and that will also cause to stress in the action.

    I highly reccomend doing both to stocks that don't have the aluminum bedding blocks thuis was you get the skin tight fit along with the rigidity of the pillars , very rare will I bed a gun and not put pillars in it.
     

  3. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    I skim bed my rifles that have aluminum bedding blocks as well, and have noticed better accuracy by doing so.
     
  4. Catfish

    Catfish Well-Known Member

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    I also believe in glass bedding all action. The sloppier the recoil lug fit the more you`ll get out of it. I also believe in piller bedding befor you glass bed for best results.
     
  5. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

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    Don't mean to highjack, but what is skim bedding?
     
  6. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Skim bedding is where only a thing layer of bedding material is used as opposed to taking out a good bit of stock material so that the bedding is thick and strong. Stocks that are skim bedded are generaly those with the aluminum bedding blocks or are factory pillar bedded. A regular stock can be skim bedded and will typical help with accuracy especialy is its a bad fit to start with but I prefer to have my bedding at least 1/8" thick to help with its "peel strength"
     
  7. MagnumManiac

    MagnumManiac Well-Known Member

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    You don't say what your 22-250 is,VS,VSSF or standard 700.
    If it is a standard 700 with wood/laminate stock,then you will need to pillar and glass bed.The reason is because wood/laminated stocks can 'crush' when the action screws are tightened,the pillars stop this from happening.
    The reason for glass bedding is to arrest movement in the stock of the action,and give a far more RIGID platform for the action to rest on.The other factor is to float the barrel ,if this is desired,so as to arrest 'stringing' in factory rifles that have 'upward tip pressure' on their barrels.
    If your Rem is a VS or VSSF,you won't need to do any of this to it! It's already been done at the factory.
    The coyote only needs pillar bedding as I understand it,but I glass/pillar bed all my wood/laminate rifles regardless.
    As to any cons,I don't think there are any! It's all pros for me!
    Hope this helps!
    MagnumManiac
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  8. aushunter1

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    Re opening an old thread because of this comment.
    I'm a out to do my first pillar & action bed at the same time but I like the idea of doing the pillars firstly as well.
    Anyone else do it this way or feel that if the pillars aren't aligned properly it will affect the action bedding??
    I have been doing as much reading ' watching youtubes as possible & am. Ear ready to start.
    What's everyone's preferred method?
    Rifle is a browning a-bolt.