Opinions on pillar and action bedding needed.

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  1. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member

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    I've never done it before but planning on doing it to my Rem 700 in 270 Win. I'm not a total idiot, there's parts missing, but I am handy and think I can manage this.
    Here's my question. I ordered some pillars from Midway, they don't look that difficult. I have the tooling to do this. What I was wondering is, would it be best to do the pillars first and let them set up and then do the action bedding later. I just hate to screw up a beautiful BDL wood stock. I am thinking that the pillars will give the action a firm foundation and I won't have to worry about removing to much wood from the rear tang area and recoil lug area causing the action to settle to low.
    What are your thoughts?
     
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    bamajoey Well-Known Member

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    I have done probably 8 CZ rimfires and always glue the pillars in first then use a Dremel to take out enough wood to get a good bedding job. Use plenty of wax as a release agent. I have a check list I go by to make sure I have the wax on everything before adding the bedding material. Wax VERY important. Ask me how I know.:p
     
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  3. Old Guns

    Old Guns Well-Known Member

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    Fill any pin holes as well as any thing else that will not allow the action to come straight up and out.
     
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    howlnmad Well-Known Member

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    Yes, release agent on everything that I don't want to be permanent.
    I was thinking the pillars first for that very reason.

    Those are the pillars that I have coming.
     
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    tuckerd1 Moderator Supporting Member

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    Good luck. Let me see what comes with the pillars.
     
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    howlnmad Well-Known Member

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    Larry makes everything look so easy. I wish that I had everything at my disposal.
     
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    Here's a picture of what came in the kit I ordered. The adjustable pillars (one time use), the reusable screws that hold the pillars to the action, an allen wrench, t bolts to hold the receiver and bottom metal together, written instructions and a mini cd rom.
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    Thanks for keeping pics posted as it comes along. I love watching ya'lls projects come together.
     
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    It'll be a week or so before I'll get started on it, but will post pics as I go.
    I have a couple questions already about the bottom steel but need to post pics with those questions.
     
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    tuckerd1 Moderator Supporting Member

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    I like the kit. Only thing you don't have is that fancy jig Potterfield used.
     
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    howlnmad Well-Known Member

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    At $250, I can make due with my drillpress, vise and bits.

    Again, must be nice to have unlimited accessibility to things.
     
  13. Nor Cal Mikie

    Nor Cal Mikie Well-Known Member

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    When I bed my stocks, I do it in two steps. Pillars secured to the action, holes in stock opened up, spacing on barrel set. Secure (glue) the pillars in the stock, let it set up real good. A couple of days if you're not in a hurry. Then, go back and fill in the bedding area around the action. USE LOTS OF RELEASE AGENT!! Kiwi clear shoe polish paste wax. Only done maybe 10 or so. Don't figure I'am an expert, yet.;)
     
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    I heard that!
     
  15. The4thhorsemen

    The4thhorsemen Private Military Contractor Supporting Member

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    I tried this once it taught me to send everything to Hart rifle company LOL you guys are hardcore good luck bro. I hope it turns out great.