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Stock bedding?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by JBrady555, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. JBrady555

    JBrady555 Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. creeper1956

    creeper1956 Well-Known Member

    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 specifically for the Mosin Nagant... if you want to play with that. :D
  3. JBrady555

    JBrady555 Well-Known Member

    Would you recommend the pillar kit? What would I gain by using this?
  4. JBrady555

    JBrady555 Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. creeper1956

    creeper1956 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the rifle might be worth bedding... good show!

    The pillars need to be bonded into the stock. Brownells makes a kit to do that... it comes with generic pillars. Scroll down to the bottom left to see it.

    Have fun with it!

  6. The main concern with synthetic stocks when bedding

    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.
  7. JBrady555

    JBrady555 Well-Known Member

    thanks for all the info guys
  8. creeper1956

    creeper1956 Well-Known Member

    Have fun with it... it ain't a job, it's entertainment. :p (and educational too)

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