Bedding my howa 1500. Original bedding was soft and tacky

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Re: Is this bedding compound ment to be soft and tacky?

Post by Kelsey Cooter » 11 Dec 2018, 8:56 pm

I'll expand on that ^^

The devcon is a very thin layer between the recoil lug and alloy block so it kind of broke a bit as I poped the action out. I had been told the devcon would do that anywhere it was to thin. And I think I read somewhere that I don't want devcon there as it will crumble under recoil? but if I scrape it out so the action sits a fraction further back doesn't that defeat the purpose of bedding?
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Re: Is this bedding compound ment to be soft and tacky?

Post by grandadbushy » 11 Dec 2018, 9:54 pm

Would you have a pic of it KC
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Re: Is this bedding compound ment to be soft and tacky?

Post by Kelsey Cooter » 12 Dec 2018, 5:37 am

See it is cracked a bit, it also cracked under the recoil lug, but i figured that wasn't a drama as I taped for a gap on the underside
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Re: Bedding my howa 1500. Original bedding was soft and tack

Post by grandadbushy » 12 Dec 2018, 7:39 am

Mate that doesn't look too bad and it looks like it's in a position where you could put a little epoxy into it and not have a problem with air locking but it doesn't look too bad if it doesn't move then I would give it a go but that's entirely up to you
Just tidy any loose stuff up with a dremmal or drill before putting any epoxy in if you decide to
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Re: Bedding my howa 1500. Original bedding was soft and tack

Post by marksman » 12 Dec 2018, 5:12 pm

you dont want contact under the lug anyway :wtf:
this can be avoided by not having 90 degree angles on the job
I have to go out and cull some roo's now and dont have the time to try and explain but I would not be worrying about it as long as the rear is ok :thumbsup:
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Re: Bedding my howa 1500. Original bedding was soft and tack

Post by Wm.Traynor » 12 Dec 2018, 7:28 pm

:thumbsup: Trim off the dags of extruded Devcon and test the bedding for rock at the tang and fore end tip. If it checks out OK, shoot It
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