Bedding Scope Base

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by jsthntn247, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. jsthntn247

    jsthntn247 Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    Is it best to bed the front or back of a 20 moa rail first? I figured it would be best to do the back first since the front is round.
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004

    Do both at the same time, this way you have a better fit.

    Place a little around the rail being careful not to get any on the screw holes use a little wax on the screws and carefully place the rail on the action with a thin spacer between the rail in the middle and the action.

    Try and start the screws then remove the shim and allow the rail to be tightened down. With Q tips
    wipe of all excess bedding compound on the outside.

    I like to wax the receiver before I bed the base so I can remove it later and not leave any bedding
    compound on the receiver. (It all sticks to the rail for an easier clean up later on if you wan,t to use
    it on another action and it fits the action perfectly.

    Just the way I do it.