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I have recently read on another forum that its wise to epoxy bed your bases to your receiver to insure 100% contact.  I've always put a light coat of locktite on the underside of my bases to keep them sealed from moisturer but have never heard of actually bedding them.  Just curious if anyone here does this.
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No, I, like you, use loctite. It has worked well for a long time. Why change now? 
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I have never done either, but after reading up on the matter I am going to use the blue Loctite only on my Varmint rig.
Bedding the base can do no harm, but for a hunting rig it is a bit of overkill.
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 I think it may have some merit if your receiver or bases are out of spec, and do not contact fully for some reason.  If I were to do it, I'd use an epoxy (black or gray to match steel) for its compressive strength over Loc-tite, which is a little rubbery and would act more like a caulk or sealer than a strong foundation. (Not that that that is a bad thing, of course.)  My sense of it would be to bed with epoxy, snugging the screws up slightly, then going back after it hardened and tightening them fully.

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The epoxy bedding you described was exactly what was being discussed on the other forum.  Specifically these were Savage actions with 1 pc bases and the front or rear of the base would lift up off the receiver when the opposite end was tightened.
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 It is very common for the external profiles and contours of rifle receivers to vary a considerable amount. I'm sure base contours vary quite a bit as well. Epoxy (or Loc-Tite if you prefer) fills the gaps, and life goes on! 
 Actually, I haven't run into too many that didn't fit pretty well, and I've mounted a lot of scopes on a lot of firearms. 
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personally, with the rifles and bases i use, contours match perfectly and if they do not, i would rather re-contour either the receiver or mount for a perfect match.  i have worked on enough bases that have been bedded and most all had a slight cant one way or the other.  the quality control of warne and talley bases is unbeatable.  just to add, for 22 rimfire rings, leupolds and burris are horrid.  i have had to toss several, as even after lapping them, you could visibly see the scope pointing in a different direction than the barrel.
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