Buy a Boyd's stock and get it pillar bedded???

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Buy a Boyd's stock and get it pillar bedded???

Post by ozzielee303 » 24 May 2020, 11:46 am

Hi Guys and Gals
I have too much time on my hands waiting for my permit to come and to pick up my Howa Mini Action HB 223.
Would love to get a a B&C stock for it,but money is tight,so thought of getting a Boyd stock(I do like them) and getting the action pillar bedded and bedded,what are your thoughts?
Or,should I just put the money aside and get a B&C M40 stock,save up for it.

A mate has shown me his Howa HB .308 and the stock flexes like a snake :crazy:

Just don't know what to try,maybe see how mine shoots first??
Is there pillars out there for the Howa Mini Action????(Sorry dumb question) :unknown:
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Post by marksman » 24 May 2020, 12:07 pm

a proper bedding job is always a good thing, pillars are basically to stop the area squashing
l do believe in a pillar in the tang for rifles like m98
l would be looking at a bedding job in devcon or JB weld :drinks:
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Re: Buy a Boyd's stock and get it pillar bedded???

Post by ozzielee303 » 24 May 2020, 1:01 pm

marksman wrote:a proper bedding job is always a good thing, pillars are basically to stop the area squashing
l do believe in a pillar in the tang for rifles like m98
l would be looking at a bedding job in devcon or JB weld :drinks:

Thanks marksman
Probably a Boyds stock and then pillars for it and bedding job would be around the price of a B&C stock,don't know. :unknown:
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Post by ozzielee303 » 24 May 2020, 2:17 pm

I've just been reading,that even stocks that have a bedding block in them need pillar bedding,that was on a gunsmith website in the US,is this true?
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Post by SCJ429 » 24 May 2020, 9:38 pm

I bought a GRS Bifrost stock and it didn't require bedding, the cost of the Boyds stock and getting someone else to bed it for you would be more than a GRS.
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Post by Ziege » 24 May 2020, 10:39 pm

Bedding a stock isn't hard, it's fiddly, but it's not hard, coat of getting it done depends on what materials you choose to use.

JB weld and clear boot polish and some electrical tape works wonders.


Are Boyd's making stocks for the mini action now Are they?
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Post by ozzielee303 » 25 May 2020, 10:21 am

SCJ429 wrote:I bought a GRS Bifrost stock and it didn't require bedding, the cost of the Boyds stock and getting someone else to bed it for you would be more than a GRS.

Mate
They do look like a good bit of kit,but I am more traditional,not saying they would not benefit my rifle,but not for me sorry :unknown:
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Post by ozzielee303 » 25 May 2020, 10:28 am

Ziege wrote:Bedding a stock isn't hard, it's fiddly, but it's not hard, coat of getting it done depends on what materials you choose to use.

JB weld and clear boot polish and some electrical tape works wonders.


Are Boyd's making stocks for the mini action now Are they?

Hey Ziege
I would probably do it myself,the bedding,thinking of getting the kit from Ballistic Studies,Nathan Foster,also been looking at his videos on the subject.

Yes,Boyds are making stocks for the Howa Mini Action now :clap:
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Post by marksman » 25 May 2020, 3:07 pm

l dont think Nathan Foster imports his bedding materials anymore
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Post by ozzielee303 » 25 May 2020, 8:16 pm

marksman wrote:l dont think Nathan Foster imports his bedding materials anymore

Well thats put a spanner in the works,bugger! :unknown:
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Post by Ziege » 25 May 2020, 11:50 pm

Just get some clear boot polish and cover the areas on ya action/stock that don't want the goop getting stuck on, and use any slow setting solid epoxy, JB weld works fine, but any solid slow epoxy will work just fine.
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