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Offline Kenaiwild

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Recommended gunsmith for bedding job
« on: December 23, 2017, 10:32:27 AM »
Hi all -Iím looking for a gunsmith to bed a rem 700in a mcmillan stock.  Any recommendations?  Iím in the Bonney Lake area and would prefer local, but quality is most important so willing to drive to get it to the right smith.

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Re: Recommended gunsmith for bedding job
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 07:40:16 PM »
Kenaiwild did you end up finding a gunsmith? I'm looking for one myself for a similar project.

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Re: Recommended gunsmith for bedding job
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2018, 08:31:43 PM »
Slap some clear kiwi shoe polish on the barrel-action,  spread some devcon on the stock contact points , use a couple tapped headless bolts for guides and  use surgical tubing to holdem together.   Its not that hard to do your own and lotsa help on youtube.

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Re: Recommended gunsmith for bedding job
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 09:09:47 PM »
Toilet bowl wax works very well as a release agent and costs $2
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Re: Recommended gunsmith for bedding job
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 09:40:42 PM »
It's an evening job! You tube it! Not too tough
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Re: Recommended gunsmith for bedding job
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 09:57:20 PM »
Check with Mark, of Cardinal Guns, a member of this site. He's done a few jobs for me. He's in Algona.

https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?action=profile;u=20106

Another one I just became aware of, as I've been watching their YouTube videos, is Vaughn Precision, in Olympia.

Their web site:

http://www.vaughnprecision.com/gunsmith

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Re: Recommended gunsmith for bedding job
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2018, 09:42:57 AM »
Ray does awesome work.

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Re: Recommended gunsmith for bedding job
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2018, 11:00:10 AM »
I had paul stevens in lacey pillar bed mine.  He did a nice job on my m70, turnaround was a couple weeks.
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Re: Recommended gunsmith for bedding job
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2018, 12:25:12 PM »
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Re: Recommended gunsmith for bedding job
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2018, 07:26:27 PM »
Steven Clake at BullsEye in Tacoma.(253)627-2855
He specializes in makimg rifles tack drivers.
Practical accuracy and a packable rifle.
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Re: Recommended gunsmith for bedding job
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2018, 12:28:49 PM »
Tough to try the DIY first time on a McMillan. If you think itís a skill youíd like to develop, you can probably pick up a plastic Rem 700 stock for 0-25$ and practice with it.

I just couldnít fork out the cash for it when Iíve seen such positive results from JB weld and whatever random release agent I grab. Wax pomade, Rem oil, Hornady One sho etc.

That said...if us hillbillies can bed with JB weld and DevCon then I hope any Smith could do it  :dunno:
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Re: Recommended gunsmith for bedding job
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2018, 12:52:53 PM »
https://mcmillanusa.com/bed-mcmillan-stock/

They also claim you don't need to bed their stocks now, but obviously it's not going to hurt to do it.  Just might save you some money, especially if it's a hunting rifle.

"For almost 20 years we believed that what we were telling people was the absolute truth.  And to a great extent we still believe that today.  But from the thousands of customers over the years that have given us feed-back about how well the rifle shot un-bedded we have developed a little different suggestion.  We started telling people, no it doesnít need to be bedded, so we suggest you shoot it without bedding it and determine whether you are happy with the accuracy or not.  If you think you can get a little more accuracy by bedding it, then go ahead and bed it."

 

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