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Bedding material/options

Post by Die Judicii » 15 Oct 2019, 11:23 pm

Anyone had any experience using a "Devcon" putty for bedding rifles ?

Also what do you use ?
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Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 15 Oct 2019, 11:30 pm

Have used fosters bedding from NZ good stuff and a good kit. I have also used jb weld on a howa 308 both achieved the desired results. I was going to use devcon but had no luck finding any. Even through Blackwoods
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Post by SCJ429 » 16 Oct 2019, 6:28 am

I used Nathan Fosters bedding compound too.
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Post by Kelsey Cooter » 16 Oct 2019, 7:14 am

Yeah I used devcon and it worked great
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Post by marksman » 16 Oct 2019, 12:55 pm

devcon has the consistency of peanut butter and can be a bit harder to use if you put too much in and need to squeeze some out
it gets runny when mixing and it is a good idea to heat/warm the action slightly before setting into the mix as a cold action will make the devcon go stiff
when it drys devcon is very hard and brittle, when breaking the job apart the sharp edges left can break off, it is a good idea to round edges with playdoh if you can, devcon is my favourite for bedding although I will occasionally use JB weld that is runny

another thing is that devcon has a shelf date for a reason :drinks:
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Post by bigrich » 16 Oct 2019, 4:22 pm

brownells acraglass gel for me . i've done four of my own rifles and a 7.62x39 zastava for a mate . i've heard the acraglass original can be runny and harder to work with . nathan foster's compound works well fellas ? i love his website as a information gold mine . it's up there with chuck hawks as a reference source, but nathan's bullet autopsies and in depth info on handloading are great
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Post by GQshayne » 16 Oct 2019, 7:31 pm

I have used two part epoxies twice now, first one was called Cold Steel I think, or something similar, but last purchase they had JB Weld on the shelf instead. Both the same anyway I reckon.

JB will flow rather than stick in a blob, so that has pro's and cons I suppose. Good to get it into corners. I used a putty to make retaining pieces to get it to stay where I wanted, such as the first part of the barrel, and around the recoil lug. Plumbers putty gets mentioned as being good for this. I did not have any so I used Blu Tac! I Also used it to fill in gaps in the trigger assembly etc to make sure I did not get epoxy where it was unwanted.
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Post by Stix » 16 Oct 2019, 7:54 pm

I hear hay makes a good bedding material...
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Huh...?...

What... :shock:

Oh...!!

I thought when you said heated action in the bedding...___...___.. :?
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Post by bigrich » 16 Oct 2019, 9:25 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: god bless you stix :thumbsup:
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Post by bigrich » 16 Oct 2019, 9:27 pm

GQshayne wrote:I have used two part epoxies twice now, first one was called Cold Steel I think, or something similar, but last purchase they had JB Weld on the shelf instead. Both the same anyway I reckon.

JB will flow rather than stick in a blob, so that has pro's and cons I suppose. Good to get it into corners. I used a putty to make retaining pieces to get it to stay where I wanted, such as the first part of the barrel, and around the recoil lug. Plumbers putty gets mentioned as being good for this. I did not have any so I used Blu Tac! I Also used it to fill in gaps in the trigger assembly etc to make sure I did not get epoxy where it was unwanted.


i wouldn't advise using blu-tac , i used it on my last job and it's a bugger to clean up. kids plasticine is what i'll try next time :)
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Post by Wm.Traynor » 17 Oct 2019, 1:33 pm

What bigrich said :D
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Post by GQshayne » 17 Oct 2019, 7:37 pm

Wm.Traynor wrote:What bigrich said :D


Yes, the Blu Tac is tedious to remove. You need to be patient. I did not have any options handy other than the "Blue Menace", so it got a second run. I have never used plumbers putty, so that may be the best option, but not sure.
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Post by Die Judicii » 18 Oct 2019, 8:09 am

Thanks Fellas, much appreciated.
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Post by bigrich » 18 Oct 2019, 9:13 am

GQshayne wrote:
Wm.Traynor wrote:What bigrich said :D


Yes, the Blu Tac is tedious to remove. You need to be patient. I did not have any options handy other than the "Blue Menace", so it got a second run. I have never used plumbers putty, so that may be the best option, but not sure.


On the up side, blue tac stays where ya put it , if plasticine fell off as I was assembling and my action was welded to my stock I wouldn’t be happy
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Post by No1_49er » 18 Oct 2019, 10:13 am

SCJ429 wrote:I used Nathan Fosters bedding compound too.

And this is what his rifle builds can do. 1km goat, one shot kill. https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUQ3 ... Wr7zpwPZ6Q
Seems he's also written some good library material as well. https://www.ballisticstudies.com/
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Post by marksman » 18 Oct 2019, 1:08 pm

No1_49er wrote:
SCJ429 wrote:I used Nathan Fosters bedding compound too.

And this is what his rifle builds can do. 1km goat, one shot kill. https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUQ3 ... Wr7zpwPZ6Q
Seems he's also written some good library material as well. https://www.ballisticstudies.com/


you can learn quite a bit from Nathan Foster especially if you are a novice but dont get too involved
I have seen him contradict what is written in his books on his forum quite often
a typical question is answered in this way "BUY HIS BOOK SERIES":lol: how dare someone wanting an answer for free :lol:
some of his advise can be seen as agricultural at best

his shooting skills at 1km, for what he is built up to be would not stand up in competition
dont get too sucked into sending him your hard earned cash
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Post by bigrich » 18 Oct 2019, 3:12 pm

marksman wrote:
No1_49er wrote:
SCJ429 wrote:I used Nathan Fosters bedding compound too.

And this is what his rifle builds can do. 1km goat, one shot kill. https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUQ3 ... Wr7zpwPZ6Q
Seems he's also written some good library material as well. https://www.ballisticstudies.com/


you can learn quite a bit from Nathan Foster especially if you are a novice but dont get too involved
I have seen him contradict what is written in his books on his forum quite often
a typical question is answered in this way "BUY HIS BOOK SERIES":lol: how dare someone wanting an answer for free :lol:
some of his advise can be seen as agricultural at best

his shooting skills at 1km, for what he is built up to be would not stand up in competition
dont get too sucked into sending him your hard earned cash


i find a lot of his info very useful MM, but your right, there is a bit of self promoting at work ;) and "buy my books" is a common response :P still , the worlds richer for having him in it. i reckon chuck hawks would be a interesting character to talk to :drinks:
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Post by marksman » 18 Oct 2019, 4:06 pm

I can understand how he is in a business to make money BR but why have a forum if not to help people :unknown: :wtf:
his web site is setup to throw out the carrot and get you interested enough to buy his books and have a read only to find them bland with a lot of self promoting with no real gems of information that people cant get if they google, he lost me when he spoke about mixing wild boar hair into his bedding compound to make it stronger or something like that :lol: very agricultural :lol:
I also did not appreciate and found offensive the way novices were treated like naughty children being scolded by his suckholes and himself if they asked a question about something he does not believe in eg... using bi-pods or rifle rests :crazy:

anyway he wont get any of my money again :lol: :drinks:
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