- Nov 26, 2008
Can someone please steer me in the right direction for bedding in front of the recoil lug on a Rem 700? I recently bedded another 700 and everything turned out great except the area in front of the recoil lug. Here is what happened with the previous attempt. I wrapped a few wraps of electrical tape around the barrel 1" in front of the recoil lug. I bedded ALL areas at once. What happened was the contour of the tape did not match the contour of the barrel channel and some oozed out in front of the tape. Functionally, it is fine but it looks bad (with the barreled action out of the stock) and I am going to remove the ooze with a die grinder. What can be used for a "dam" to keep the bedding compound in a nice straight line about 1" in front of the lug? I've already bedded the receiver; I just need to hit the other area now. I've tried making dams out of plummer's putty and modeling clay but they just end up sticking to the barrel when I remove it while making and preparing the "dam". In addition, wouldn't they bond to the release agent making a mess on the edge anyways? I'm using Devcon and Kiwi Neutral for the compound and release agent.