Originally Posted by Frankb
I want to epoxy bed a .270 with a wood stock. Has anyone had experience with Marine Tex by itself? Did you use metal in it? I know a lot of people use Devcon, but I am just doing one rifle. I can get Marine Tex in smaller quantities. I plan to pillar bed at the same time.
Try this, Dev Con HVAC epoxy. After you get all your prep work done, heat the two tubes up by placing a 100 watt light bulb over them until they are hot enough that it becomes uncomfortable to hold the tubes in your hand.
Mix the two parts on a glass plate for a solid two minutes. Do not stir. "fold" the material onto itself with a wide applicator.
The idea is to minimize trapped air.
You can dye it a little if you like. Brownells sells dyes compatible with resins.
I'd like to say I've had a lot of success with it and that it does a nice job.
Here are two examples using the exact method I described.