West System for bedding?

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  1. shimoda

    shimoda Well-Known Member

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    Anyone use it? I'm going to do my first bedding job on an old wood stock 270 and happen to have West System around.
    Thanks
     
  2. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Never heard of the "West System". Add'l info would be appreciated.
     

  3. shimoda

    shimoda Well-Known Member

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    "West System" is an epoxy resin used in the marine industry alot. They offer many different fillers to thicken it. They also offer a couple different hardeners for different cure times.

    I mess with boats alot and also use it frequently in my building business.
     
  4. shimoda

    shimoda Well-Known Member

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    "West System" is the brand name
     
  5. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    I used the West System to build a drift boat several years ago "incapsulated plywood", it worked well for the boat. For rifles, I wouldn't use it unless I had to. Do yourself a favor and get you some Devcon steelbed putty and use the best.

    AJ
     
  6. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    West sysytems has multiple epoxy resins and hardners. I use their 404 filler with polyester(fiberglass) instead of epoxy resin. It works great.

    I reccomend you try them all until you find what works best for you.

    I will say the epoxie/meta beding compounds are a mes if you need to remove them.

    Nat Lambeth