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Rifle Beding any good ideas
« on: May 17, 2018, 04:33:45 PM »
Was thinking about useing jb weld for rifle Beding ,
What you guys think.
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Re: Rifle Beding any good ideas
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 04:39:00 PM »
Works fine.
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Re: Rifle Beding any good ideas
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 05:29:56 PM »
Wheeler engineering has a nice kit. Everything you need, and directions. Called miles Gilbert bed rock
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Re: Rifle Beding any good ideas
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 05:45:03 PM »
I like devcon metal plastic myself. Job weld will work. Toilet bowl wax has been the best release agent I’ve ever used. Cheap too
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Re: Rifle Beding any good ideas
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 06:19:07 PM »
90% of bedding pro’s imo are using devcon or marinetex.  The marinetex worked fine for me but you can’t go wrong with the standard - devcon.   

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Re: Rifle Beding any good ideas
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 06:22:05 PM »
Used jb weld
Snow seal boot wax
With a light coat of rem oil
I will let you know at 9 or 9:30 when I pull it apart I will post pic

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Re: Rifle Beding any good ideas
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 06:26:03 PM »
I'm only doing front recoil lug not the whole action.
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Re: Rifle Beding any good ideas
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 08:34:06 PM »
JB weld works pretty well if you get your ratios right and mix it well. I'm partial to Devcon but it's pretty expensive if you only have 1 or 2 rifles to bed. I've done 10 or 12 guns with 1# of Devcon.

I've had good luck with Kiwi shoe polish as a release agent combined with some of the kids' clay to fill any voids in the action. I haven't glued a gun yet, but I was a little nervous on one or two of them. :chuckle:

What action are you bedding?
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Re: Rifle Beding any good ideas
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 08:50:21 PM »
JB weld works pretty well if you get your ratios right and mix it well. I'm partial to Devcon but it's pretty expensive if you only have 1 or 2 rifles to bed. I've done 10 or 12 guns with 1# of Devcon.

I've had good luck with Kiwi shoe polish as a release agent combined with some of the kids' clay to fill any voids in the action. I haven't glued a gun yet, but I was a little nervous on one or two of them. :chuckle:

What action are you bedding?

I got one I'm going to "bed" with no release agent.  It shot real good until I had to pull the action from the stock.  I found out that the previous owner bedded it with no release agent and I decided when I returned it to the stock I'd do it the same way.  It was about the same as a glue in but also using the action screws.

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Re: Rifle Beding any good ideas
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 09:41:25 PM »
Here's the pic , not as good looking as I expected,but it did take the slip out,i will clean up with dreamel tomorrow.
This is my first attempt so not good looking,but will work.
Glad I took it apart cause I think it might of been glued if I waited any longer.
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Re: Rifle Beding any good ideas
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 10:40:16 PM »
Marinetex  or Devcon give a much nicer finish. 

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Re: Rifle Beding any good ideas
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 10:55:38 PM »
Marinetex  or Devcon give a much nicer finish. 

Ya I think I will try devcon or marintex on my next rifle project. :tup:
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Re: Rifle Beding any good ideas
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2018, 06:58:06 AM »
Put it in a chassis.
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Re: Rifle Beding any good ideas
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2018, 07:16:40 AM »
With JB, I let it sit overnight and pop it loose after 12-14 hrs, that seems about perfect for the temps in my shop.isn't going to lift or change shape but I can still clean it up with a sharp knife and drill out the hole for the action screws.  All I've bedded is the front/recoil lug but it makes a positive difference. 

For those factory stocks that I notice vertical stringing, sand down the contact points, dremel out the recoil lug area so I get more epoxy in there, then bed it.  Reduced the fliers to almost nil and turned a totally factory 700 into an excellent shooting rifle, same with two Savages and a Ruger.  Some people frown on the finish but I think it looks great when done carefully, plus you can't even see it unless the action is taken out  :tup:
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Re: Rifle Beding any good ideas
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2018, 07:26:14 AM »
Put it in a chassis.

Not really practical for hunting.
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