Stock bedding?


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JBrady555
November 30, 2012, 02:11 AM
Hey guys Im getting a Boyd's thumb hole stock for a cheap mosin Nagant project to keep me busy this winter. I think I can manage the minor fitting and Inletting but I know nothing about bedding the receiver in the stock. Is it mandatory to do? What is the easiest compound and method for a novice to work with? Thanks for any info.

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creeper1956
November 30, 2012, 02:31 AM
Is it mandatory to do? What is the easiest compound and method for a novice to work with?No, it's not, and in your particular case, may not contribute to any improvement in accuracy vs. not bedding it... I don't know how well it shot in the first place, the condition of the barrel, action, chamber bla bla bla.
Saying that, If I'm not using pillars, I use the good old Acraglas kit sold by Brownell's. Rock Solid Ind. makes a pillar kit (http://www.rocksolidind.com/mosin-nagant/new-mosin-nagant-aluminum-bedding-pillars.html) specifically for the Mosin Nagant... if you want to play with that. :D

JBrady555
November 30, 2012, 03:07 AM
Would you recommend the pillar kit? What would I gain by using this?

JBrady555
November 30, 2012, 02:26 PM
thanks for showing me the pillar kit, for 10 bucks I'm definitely going to add those. Do they have to be used with bedding compound or can they be used without? I'm not a great rifle shooter, just got into it actually. Before removing the barrel/receiver out of the original mosin wood I took the gun to my club and was nailing our 16" 200 yard gong every shot with the iron sights. I just wanted to make sure it functioned correctly before started a project build with it. Thanks for any more info you might have.

creeper1956
November 30, 2012, 06:36 PM
Do they have to be used with bedding compound or can they be used without?
Sounds like the rifle might be worth bedding... good show!

The pillars need to be bonded into the stock. Brownells makes a kit (http://www.brownells.com/search/index.htm?k=pillar+bedding&ksubmit=y) to do that... it comes with generic pillars. Scroll down to the bottom left to see it.

Have fun with it!

C

Bolshevik Muppet
November 30, 2012, 08:54 PM
Is the stock going to offer enough rigid contact to the receiver. Considering it's a Boyd's, yes it will. Pillars are for providing a clear channel for the action screws to go through in order to reach the threads on the receiver. You have a laminate stock which is pretty damn tough so you don't have to worry about warping it by torquing the actions screws too tight, so my general advice would be to skip the pillars, skip the bedding, and just use it as is.

Were it a fiberglass stock, yes definitely you would have to bed it to keep the poor thing from rattling itself to pieces.

JBrady555
December 2, 2012, 09:08 PM
thanks for all the info guys

creeper1956
December 2, 2012, 09:15 PM
Have fun with it... it ain't a job, it's entertainment. :p (and educational too)

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