Hogue bedding block vs. pillar bedding question


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HeavyDuty
July 19, 2008, 09:42 PM
I've been out shopping for parts for my 10/22 build, and I am again struck by how much I like the feel and ergos of the Hogue Overmolded stocks. It's gotten me thinking about getting one for my .223 Rem 700 VS-SF, too.

The B&C stock that came with my 700 is fine, but I really like the shape and feel of the Hogues.

I never considered one before because of the reports of poor rigidity, especially with a bipod. However, I see Hogue is now making a version with a full length bedding block. http://www.getgrip.com/main/overview/overmolded.html

Am I correct in assuming this would make the stock rigid enough for serious accuracy?

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GunDoctor
July 19, 2008, 11:50 PM
Bedding blocks are fantastic for accuracy.

HeavyDuty
July 20, 2008, 10:45 AM
I assume you still glass bed the action, right? Where are the contact points?

GunDoctor
July 20, 2008, 03:19 PM
A beding block is like having pillars and bedding all in one. You shouldn't bed the action the block is the only thing that should be (but not always) bed.

bogie
July 20, 2008, 03:34 PM
I'd differ...

A high-strength epoxy (JB is popular) as a "skim coat" between the bedding block and the action can get you a tad bit... Remember that neither the bedding block nor the action are -perfectly- true... May be a tenth, may be a lot more... The JB sort of helps average the contact stresses out. If you wanna get radical, try gluing in, and screwing in...

HeavyDuty
July 20, 2008, 04:23 PM
Great - thanks for the info!

GunDoctor
July 20, 2008, 08:31 PM
Good point Bogie

CDignition
July 20, 2008, 08:33 PM
The Hogue stock is probably the weakest stock out there, Manners the strongest, and McMillan in the High/Middle. IT is ok for some things ,but Precision rifles require a bit more support and strength. They try to make it more durable by putting a Alum block in it, but it still can move. Pillar bedded is the better alternative.

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