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I thought you guys might like to see my rail-bedding video:
 
 
Let me know what you think!
 
 
 
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that was awesome... thanks!
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Very cool! Thank you!
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Sweet! Thanks for taking the time Matt! Very good video!
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Your welcome guys!
 
I know some guys will say you need to check which end (front or back) is higher/lower, and just bed the gap end, etc.  But my thinking is a low-stress full bedding should work it out.  I just hand tighten the bolts snug using the short end of the included wrench.  That should self level pretty well and keep the rail from bending or twisting.  It should come out pretty stress free.
 
It isn't the only way, just the way I do it.
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can you use kiwi when bedding barreled actions? the stuff that comes with acraglas sucks.
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Originally posted by jjrgr21 jjrgr21 wrote:

can you use kiwi when bedding barreled actions? the stuff that comes with acraglas sucks.
 
Yep, Kiwi is awesome.  I just bedded a barreled action in Devcon using it, and it popped right out after a firm whack on the barrel with the palm of my hand.
 
As a side note, Most eerybody I talk to that beds a lot of actions prefers Devcon Plastic Steel Putty (first choice) and Marine Tex (Second Choice) to Acraglas for all types of bedding projects.  I will be sticking with Devcon myself.
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I use Devcon for bedding my actions.  Clay and kiwi are your best friends for that.
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i've had a bitch of a time getting the actions out using the blue stuff.

a buddy wants me to do his 700 vtr, so kiwi it is.
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Nice, have been wanting to do this just like you have in your video vs bedding just one side, but have been a little apprehensive because I have not even bedded an action in a stock yet.  Your instructions in the video are easy to understand, and the results look perfect.  I will be tackling mine soon, and will be much more confident after watching your video, thank you for sharing.

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Originally posted by jjrgr21 jjrgr21 wrote:

i've had a bitch of a time getting the actions out using the blue stuff.

a buddy wants me to do his 700 vtr, so kiwi it is.


Kiwi should work well. Polish between coats and do several coats. Check out Devcon plastic steel putty. It is more expensive but sets up really nice.


Originally posted by GetSome GetSome wrote:

Nice, have been wanting to do this just like you have in your video vs bedding just one side, but have been a little apprehensive because I have not even bedded an action in a stock yet.  Your instructions in the video are easy to understand, and the results look perfect.  I will be tackling mine soon, and will be much more confident after watching your video, thank you for sharing.


I am glad you liked the video. Remember I am not a gunsmith, this is how I do it and it works for me. Lots of stuff can happen if you get epoxy in the wrong place. Attempt at your own risk. Let us know how it turns out!
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Nice Matt.  Will be using Kiwi next time as a release agent.  Looks like you have a Tipton gun vise too.  Need to have the right tools for the job.
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:



I am glad you liked the video. Remember I am not a gunsmith, this is how I do it and it works for me. Lots of stuff can happen if you get epoxy in the wrong place. Attempt at your own risk. Let us know how it turns out!


Understood, hope I get time this weekend, will let you know how it turns out.
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Thunbs Up NICE!!!! I always use a brownells spray relese agent. I just feel better about it getting into places I can't get when I would wipe it on. I will try the shoe polish, seems to work pretty well.
 
Thanks for posting the video.
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Sooo.... dumb question, is your action torqued to your stock when you bed the base ?
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Great video... I've always just slapped them on there with blue loctite but this makes a lot of sense! Thank you
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Thanks for the fast response...bedding within the hour, all prep work is done, just have to grab a bite to eat, one more cote of kiwi and then its time to mix epoxy.... will post some pics tomorrow.
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Originally posted by GetSome GetSome wrote:

Thanks for the fast response...bedding within the hour, all prep work is done, just have to grab a bite to eat, one more cote of kiwi and then its time to mix epoxy.... will post some pics tomorrow.



Good luck!
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Well, it's done.... I'm a little worried that I tightened it a little much and didn't leave enough epoxy on it.  When I was snugging the rear bolt for the second time, i felt it max out like it was metal on metal.  Oh well, guess I'll see what she looks like tomorrow. I can always do it again if need be.
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I bet your OK, getsome.  Did you just use the short end of the wrench?  Depending on the surface of the action, there could be some metal to metal contact
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Yes, I did use the short end, and not a whole lot of pressure.  No big deal, If its not perfect I just hope it bonded well and in big enough areas to be stable, I put some pretty good slots into the bottom of the base.  I was having some pretty bad vertical stringing before I did this, and was hoping this was the cure.  Also just mounted in a Bell and Carlson Medalist stock, so I have high hopes once again.  Tomorrow will tell.... Cheers!
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Nicely done video Matt that had to take some time and editing! ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
 
I've been reading up on different bedding techniques and am about to bed my first stick using the Devcon plastic steel.
 
Being the chicken I am, I'm starting on a $25 yardsale boltaction 16GA.  Action and barrel thermselves are in decent shape but the stock has seen better days.  Action keeps sliding back in stock and every 3-4 shots you have to reposition the action or she won't go bang.  If I screw up I'm only out a $25  sears special....
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Ok, so far from perfect... and next time i will use a little more Devcon and not squish out so much , but I think I will try this and see how she shoots.  Thanks for the video and all the help Matt.

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