Glass Bedding

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by trg42wraglefragle, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. trg42wraglefragle

    trg42wraglefragle Member

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    Hi all quick question.

    Can you glass and pillar bed a synthetic stock?
    I'm sure I read on other websites that you can only glass bed wood or laminated stocks?
    I do know the process of glass pillar bedding and can't work out why you wouldnt be able to glass bed a synthetic stock.

    Also, im going to build a new rifle stock for my 223, im going to shape a peice of poly urethane foam into shape and then fiberglass it.
    Do you think I would need to add a stronger substance (eg aluminium) for the bedding? Or do you think I could get away with glass bedding and pillar bedding the action to the fiberglass?

    Thanks
     
  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    It depends on the material.

    A lot of factory stocks are cheap plastic that the epoxy/resin won't adhere to. Many have flimsy forends that may come in contact with the barrel even after floating/bedding.

    Others are fiberglass or composites that work really well.

    You can try a sample; use aluminum or steel pillars; or you can buy a decent stock that'll really do the job better all around.

    -- richard