Pillar bedding / McMillan A-5

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by JK, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. JK

    JK Active Member

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    I've got a McMillan A-5 on the way.... Will I need to have it Pillar beded?
    Is this something I can do my self? Are Pillar bededs equial or some better than others?
    Thanks,
    for any help.
     

  2. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    If it were mine, I would piller bed it.
     

  3. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    I would absolutely recommend a pillar bed so your guard screws have a non compressable surface to lock up against. If this is your first bedding attempt I would see if there is someone you could watch do it or get a video so you have an idea of the process as it over all process could be a little overwelming. I make my own custom pillars to match each individual rifle. If you have access to a lathe they're a fairly easy project to make but again unless you've done it or seen it done before it might be a little overwelming. If your in the least bit apprehensive about it I would consider having an appropriate smith pillar bed it for you so you don't botch a new McMillan stock. Good luck if you decide to do it yourself.