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    whitetail8827
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    Bedding a Laminate stock

    I have a 12 series with thumbhole laminate stock that I am considering bedding the action on. Is this a good plan and if so, does the laminate pose any issues that walnut stocks would not?

    Does anyone have an opinion on useing JB Weld as the bedding material?

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    Re: Bedding a Laminate stock

    I bedded my laminates with JB. Nothing but good to report.

    You'll find the laminates easier to relieve wood if necessary, just don't let the dremel smell fear.

    Do it.
    formerly username: jethro

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    No problems, just rough up the area to be bedded through the finish and it should work great. Much easier than bonding bedding material to tupperware.

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    wildwv
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    I just bedded my BVSS with JB weld and it went very smooth for my first one. I have a thread on it not far back with some pics. I have not shot the rifle yet but am betting it will help. I jsut bedded a Ruger M77 today and used JB on it also, I let this batch of JB set for an hour before I used it and it was much thicker and easier to work with. Good Luck!!

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    Re: Bedding a Laminate stock

    Nothing wrong with using J&B but, Devcon Steel Putty sets up a little faster if your the type that doesn't like to wait long.

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    pa_wdchuckhuntr
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    Re: Bedding a Laminate stock

    You might want to consider pillar bedding as well.

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    whitetail8827
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    The laminate stock already has metal sleeves in it for the 2 main bolts, so I think pillar bedding may not be as important.

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    I use nothing but JB now. Far stronger than the average commercial bedding kits and assorted epoxies commonly found in box stores.
    Never tried the Devcon.

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    There's two (at least) types of JB Weld - a quick-set and another version that takes onger to set up. I've used the quick-set type and it works great as long as you have everything ready to go when you put the material in the stock. But, it makes a pretty firm paste and is a little hard to distribute evenly in the stock. The othere type, slower set - I made a mix of it just to see the consistency and tried it on a test piece of shotgun barrel using PAM as a release agent. Didn't care for the consistency or the way it interacted with the PAM. it was a little "squishy" for my tastes.

    Devcon steel is about the best material I've found. It makes a paste about the consistency of peanut butter that sticks in teh stock where you put it, but is plastic enough to move and fill in gaps and voids when you put the action in the stock. Regular neutral Kiwi shoe polish for a release agent and you're good to go. It seems to set up harder than JB as well. The finish on the Devcon looks better than the JB - makes a slicker looking job. I've done 4 with the tub of it I bought + some small misc project - probably have enough left for at least one more. IMO, this is a good as it gets.

    Can you use it? Sure. Should you? Up to you - it's your stick......
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    possum1
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    Re: Bedding a Laminate stock

    I noticed at my hardware store they do not have Devcon in a tub rather a 2-tube syrenge like applicater. Is this the same stuff ?? It's come two mixture's quick and slower.

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    Re: Bedding a Laminate stock

    No, That's not the right stuff. Like most adhesive / industrial chemical companies, Devcon makes a ton of different products for specific applications.

    The correct bedding material is called Devcon Steel 10110. It comes in a box with two small tubs, about 2.5" in diameter. One tub is grey (like JB Weld), the other is white. You mix 9 parts grey with 1 part white by weight. I weigh and mix them in small plastic cups (like mouthwash cups).

    I zero out my digital scales on a mouthwash tub, then add about 300 grains of the grey. In another cup, add in 33 grains of the white. Then scoop out the white with a popsicle stick and mix it with the grey. That makes enough bedding compound to bed a stock, unless you've hogged out a huge bunch of stock material from the action area.
    ELkbane
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV) "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left".

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    whitetail8827
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    Re: Bedding a Laminate stock

    How about Cosmoline as a break-away agent? I have the real stuff that sprays on and dries to a wax like coating.

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    possum1
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    Bet it would work. The only thing that stick's to that stuff is DIRT ::)

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    I used JB Weld on my first bedding job and it worked alright. I just recieved my Midway order with the Devcon in it yesterday. I plan to try that this weekend.
    I'm not happy with the looks of the JB Weld bedding. It's probably my fault, but it just doesn't have a smooth finish to it. I'm hoping that the Devcon will give a better looking bedding surface. I have to say though that the JB Weld is a lot cheaper and easier to find locally than Devcon.

    Andrew

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    Re: Bedding a Laminate stock

    Quote Originally Posted by yorketransport
    I used JB Weld on my first bedding job and it worked alright. I just recieved my Midway order with the Devcon in it yesterday. I plan to try that this weekend.
    I'm not happy with the looks of the JB Weld bedding. It's probably my fault, but it just doesn't have a smooth finish to it. I'm hoping that the Devcon will give a better looking bedding surface. I have to say though that the JB Weld is a lot cheaper and easier to find locally than Devcon.

    Andrew
    keep us posted on the results. Have access to JB but don't want to pay shipping on Devcon ::)

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