Pillar bedding question...

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by WaltherP99, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. WaltherP99

    WaltherP99 Member

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    Ok, need a little help with this...been on my mind for a few days...

    Recently ordered a thumbhole varmint stock (for a Savage 12) from EABCO (Revolution brand stocks) which comes with the pillars. I thought that they would already be installed but turns out they are not. Now, I installed them into the stock without any type of adhesive...is this ok? They seem to have an interference fit and are in there REALLY well! LOL

    Any opinions or thoughts? Should I attempt taking them out and throwing a little adhesive on them or let well enough alone? Unfortunately I haven't been able to take it to the range yet due to my existing trigger guard not working so no results there...
     
  2. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    I would bed both the action and the pillars for the best results. Otherwise, interference fit or not, they'll probably loosen over time.

    If you do this, don't forget that the rear tang on a Savage should be floated.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I think that they need to be epoxied in to prevent movement, and then bedded.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. WaltherP99

    WaltherP99 Member

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    Contacting smith to have it done properly!

    Dr. Vette: Your opinion is much appreciated but I don't buy into the tang being free floated. Never have...Never will! I have a 12 VLP with tang contact that shoots 1/4" +/- consistently! Either way...thank you for your contribution!
     
  5. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    WaltherP99,

    Your opinion then goes against the majority of those who bed Savage rifles then, including myself. But, it's a free country and you too are welcome to do as you please.

    Enjoy your rifle!