Bedding material/options

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Re: Bedding material/options

Post by SCJ429 » 18 Oct 2019, 7:13 pm

It must be hard to make a dollar out of providing advice to hunters and dealing with the public must wear on you. I am happy to have a guy in our neck of the woods make a go of it. I like to be challenged and hear about different approaches. Which is why I like to read people's thought on this forum. You never know where you will hear about an idea you can use.
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Post by Stix » 18 Oct 2019, 7:40 pm

I hear you SCJ... :thumbsup:

But im kind of with Marksman...

I bought his books some years back--was under the impression they would have at least been edited by a professional...

I was somewhat roped in with promises & talk of being taken under his wing...his talk of mentoring what he called 'his students'...but you needed to get a grip of all the 'secrets' in his books before he'd give you any time...

This was also pre his tikka bedding & accusing tutorials, & he'd mentioned having access to that as well...

None of what he'd said ever came to reality...and then, conveniently, he changed his mind & wanted money for the Tikka stuff, & access to that would have an expiry date... :unknown:

Got his books...got a reply to an email--2 months later...& that was it...

He's not interested in helping...now thats fine---but to rope people in with lures, to not deliver once you have the money, is not tactics im a fan of...

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Re: Bedding material/options

Post by SCJ429 » 20 Oct 2019, 2:19 pm

I paid my money and got what I wanted from Nathan so I am as happy as a pig in poo. I have spent far more money with Ford and Holden and they don't want to give me anything without sending me a bill.

Happy to read someone's thoughts that lives outside the US. I also enjoy reading about shooters in Scandinavia to get their perspective.
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Re: Bedding material/options

Post by Die Judicii » 09 Nov 2019, 8:32 pm

Hi Guys,,,

Just out of interest sake I'm putting this up.

I have found a two pack product that I thought might be ok for bedding rifles with.
So I bought it and have done some experiments with it to ascertain its suitability.

First up I mixed up approx a couple table spoons of it and applied it to a piece of 20 mm plywood.
There was a hole approx 12mm deep made by a 1" diameter drill bit.
After filling it I laid (horozontally) the hex head and section of a 1/2" bolt embedded in it. (coated with a release agent)

After 24 hrs curing time (its workable for up to an hour) I lifted the bolt out.
I then laid the plywood on a piece of 2" plate steel and hammered a center punch in to the cured material approx 10mm deep.
The material did not shatter, split, or dislodge from the plywood.
I then put the plywood into the vice and proceeded to hammer and chisel a deep Vee section cross ways out of it.
The rest remained attached to the plywood.

I think after that sort of abuse, it would be safe to say that it would be good to bed a heavy kicker rifle with.

The product is also non shrinking.
It is called "Sika Concrete Fix Kit", (Sikadur 33) and comes in two tubs Part A and Part B
1 to 1 mixing ratio.

> (on the label),,,,,,,,
* Excellent adhesion for structural applications
*High strength and load capacity
* Non shrink
* Non sag
*Can be used on damp concrete
* Bonds to concrete, aluminium, ceramic, fibre cement, polyester, mortar, timber, render, blocks, epoxy, steel, iron, brick and stone.

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Re: Bedding material/options

Post by marksman » 09 Nov 2019, 10:45 pm

Sika make some pretty good gear so as long as it doesn't shrink l dont see why it wouldn't be any good
cant wait to hear how it goes for for with some pic's :thumbsup:
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Re: Bedding material/options

Post by Am88 » 11 Nov 2019, 9:06 am

These were two rifles I've bedded with Devcon 10110, it was very easy to work with, not runny stayed in place and cured as it was meant to, also very easy to clean up. These photo's were taken straight after pulling barrelled actions, no cleaning. T3 and Rem700, Pretty happy for a backyarder
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Post by marksman » 11 Nov 2019, 6:55 pm

very nice work :thumbsup:
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Post by GQshayne » 11 Nov 2019, 7:30 pm

Looks good!
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Post by Die Judicii » 20 Nov 2019, 6:16 pm

I finally got around to bedding and floating the rifle with the Sika product.
Where necessary to block or retain the compound I tried kids "playdough" and it seemed to work well and is easy to remove afterwards.
For a release agent I just used Coppercoat,,,,, so I used what I had on hand and it all did the job.
I'm pretty pleased with the end result, and only have to do a bit of paint touch up on the stock where I had to relieve it for a good fit and float.
In the next few days I'll check the zero and the handling characteristics before trying it out on some bigger pigs.
This stock is 110% better to hold and handle than the original one which was so slippery it nearly jumps out of your hands when firing it.

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