Re-bedding Kimber 84M


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bachekermooni
June 23, 2013, 03:48 PM
I have a Kimber America 84M in 308. She can hold right around an MOA. I am going to develop loads and get ready for a MT hunt this fall. Playing around I noticed if I only tighten the rear action screw, it lifts the barrel tip up :eek:
I have also heard that Kimber uses a mock up to bed the action. I am concerned the back of the recoil lug is not touching the bedding.
I would like to re-glass bed the action and the first part of the barrel to relieve this unwanted pressure. I just got the AcraGlass Gel for this purpose.

Has anyone had my issue? Has anyone re-bedded this rifle before? Did you take the original bedding completely off? Just roughed it up and added supplemental bedding material? What kind?

Thanks for the feedback.

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Clark
June 23, 2013, 08:19 PM
I like Devcon steel putty, so I don't have to fight time or gravity.
But any two part epoxy works just fine, if you can keep it in the right place until it hardens. They are all ~~ 20kpsi compression.
I have made pillars for and bedded my Bansner stocks [I think what is used in a Kimber Montana].
I have done it for round bottomed Rem700 and flat bottomed Mauser actions.
The Kimber has a round bottom.
Everyone else I have seen on the internet butts up to round bottoms with a square cut cylinder end. Not me, I butt up with a matching concave curve.

Savage99
June 23, 2013, 11:32 PM
May I suggest that you leave it alone.

MOA accuracy is pretty good!

Instead confirm that it stays sighted in for that first shot from a cold barrel.

That's what gets the game!

bachekermooni
June 24, 2013, 10:16 AM
I used AcraGlass for one project. never again. i have used Devcon steel for three projects and love it. my stock is walnut. its bedding is brown. so this time it is the gel with brown dye - to match stock and existing bedding.

fdashes
June 24, 2013, 10:49 AM
what Savage99 says!!

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