glass bedding

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by pjracer, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. pjracer

    pjracer Well-Known Member

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    I had my rem pss 308 win bedded and the gunsmith left about an inch of bedding forward of the recoil lug underneath the barrel. Is this normal or should I remove it to make it completely floated?
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    That is a common practice , just make sure that the recoil lug is not touching the bedding anyplace but the back (action) side or you may have stress ,the recoil lug should have been masked off on the two sides , bottom and front.
     

  3. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    James I can see it now, the smith uses tape about 5 thou thich, unable to accuratly measure the clearance, a newbie hawgs out the bedding under and forward of the lug with a small beaver!
     
  4. koginam

    koginam Well-Known Member

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    Some times with a heavy barrel a couple of inches will be bedded past the recoil lug. it helps to take a little stress off the action.