Epoxy Bedding

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  1. Frankb

    Frankb Member

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    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.
  2. Tom Militano

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    I'd recommend using Brownells Acraglas or Acraglas gel myself.
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  3. Frankb

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    I contacted Brownells and they said they did some tests on the various products. A lot of competition shooters use Devcon or Marine Tex. In the test those who were using Devcon and Marine Tex had to rebed their rifles after a year. The Acraglas users could go 2 years before rebedding. They recommended Steel Bed in the lug area or Acraglass with stainless steel in it for more strength.
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  4. williamd

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    Have used Acraglas for years and never had to rebed! Works great - as long as you put release agent in all the right places. :p Shot some in benchrest comp for literally 1000s of rounds! Bedded action and about 1 1/2 " of bbl and floated on forward.

    Let us know what you do and how it works.
  5. Frankb

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    I've got some Acraglas gel. I ordered pillars and stainless steel from Brownells. I talked to another tech from Brownells and he said he doesn't use metal even in magnums. Do you use metal in the epoxy William? What calibers do you shoot?
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  6. Tom Militano

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    I've never had to rebed with Acraglas either.
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    Nope, no metals. Just AcraGlas.
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    Thanks for the good info.
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    Never had to re-bed using acraglas.
    On this subject, have any of you used PAM spray as a release agent? I hear it works great, but it's always second hand info when I hear it. I'd like to know from someone that has used it, and if there are any do's and don'ts.
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    Acraglas Gel is the best I have used. Does not run like the regular stuff and if done right is long lasting.
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    never had to rebed using devcon just my experence but i dont sell accuglass maybe brownells does? also shoe polish makes a great release agent.
  12. LongRifles

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    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.

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  13. tap_21

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    I was just curious is there a video or something that could take you through step by step bedding procedures?

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