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Hogue bedding block vs. pillar bedding question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by HeavyDuty, Jul 19, 2008.

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  1. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Member

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    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?
     
  2. GunDoctor

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    Bedding blocks are fantastic for accuracy.
     
  3. HeavyDuty

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    I assume you still glass bed the action, right? Where are the contact points?
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    Great - thanks for the info!
     
  7. GunDoctor

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    Good point Bogie
     
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    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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