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Offline Jimmy33

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Glass Bedding
« on: December 16, 2023, 10:11:43 AM »
Anyone have any suggestions for a gunsmith within 2 hours of ellensburg that does glass bedding?


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Re: Glass Bedding
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2023, 10:29:11 AM »
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Re: Glass Bedding
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2024, 04:54:56 AM »
I recommend you do it yourself.   Over the years I had a couple guns glass bedded by a gunsmith, the price was reasonable and I felt good about it but didn’t really know what they had done or what all was involved.    Fast forward to last year and I have several more guns and more comfort taking them apart and putting them back together.   I would rather spend money on a Timney or trigger tech trigger and do the glass bed job myself.  Just watch some YouTube videos.   After learning how to do it and bedding 3 of my own rifles I realized it is not complicated but takes some time to do it right.  I went back and looked at the rifles my gunsmith had done and realized he didn’t take the time to remove enough material, full length bed it, or free float the barrels.   It takes a couple hours to do it right, but a kit from Midway is only $14 and a ‘single gun’ kit will do 2-3 rifles depending on how much is needed.  Good luck. 

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Re: Glass Bedding
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2024, 06:27:10 AM »
 :yeah:

I think the fact the industry calls it “glass bedding” scares people off because they think it takes special equipment or expertise. But really it should be called epoxy bedding. It’s a very simple job just takes some time to do it. Biggest thing to remember is to keep the epoxy out of the action bolt threads.

What type of rifle and stock are you working with?

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Re: Glass Bedding
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2024, 06:42:17 AM »
I ended up doing it myself. I actually just finished the other day and im planning on shooting the gun this week. Had to do some work to free float the barrel. It was actually a really easy process. It was a sunthetic stock so I had to drill some holes to help with the adhesion but all in all no big deal
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Re: Glass Bedding
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2024, 07:30:09 AM »
I ended up doing it myself. I actually just finished the other day and im planning on shooting the gun this week. Had to do some work to free float the barrel. It was actually a really easy process. It was a sunthetic stock so I had to drill some holes to help with the adhesion but all in all no big deal

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Re: Glass Bedding
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2024, 09:07:06 AM »
I have used jb weld and lately marine Tex with snow seal for a release agent. Just curious what you used?

Both worked fine but the marine Tex was a little better to work with since it seemed a little thicker.

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Re: Glass Bedding
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2024, 09:15:25 AM »
I just bought that cheap kit on midway…it had a release agent in there…kind of a wax. Worked great.
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Re: Glass Bedding
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2024, 02:07:41 PM »
Easy to do yourself,make sure action screws are torqued back to specs in order, when reinstalling to stock.
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