Pillar bedding a Savage action

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Jim in Cali, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. Jim in Cali

    Jim in Cali Well-Known Member

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    I made a new stock for my Savage rifle, some may have seen the post here on another forum. Well I want to pillar bed it, is there a special set of pillars for the Savage or are you guys modifying regular pillars or making your own out of stock material? Thanks.
     
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  2. Dgd6mm

    Dgd6mm Well-Known Member

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    I bought mine from Brownells, cut them down to fit.
     
  3. tinkerer

    tinkerer Well-Known Member

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    I have some 1/2" diameter aluminum rod I drill for 1/4" bolts, or,

    Lamp rod from Home Depot, or,

    Ebay pillars from Bedheads.

    I use devcon for mounting, trim after set, and countersink them for socket head bolts.

    Follow tutorial to the letter.

    Larry
    Tinkerer
     
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    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    The Savage can get extremely thin in some areas around the pillars, I use an aluminium arrow cut to size so I have very minimal wood removal. I bed them without the trigger then cut the rear pillar for clearance for the trigger components.
     
  6. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    Somebody has been drinking Dick Davis's Koolaid. 1/2" contoured pillars glued in and machining the top half of the pillar in front of the sear for clearance.
    Nat Lambeth
     
  7. Jim in Cali

    Jim in Cali Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the replies. I am buying same flat end grooved aluminum pillars and I'll modify the rear one to clear the Sear.