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vanfunk
August 14, 2000, 07:03 AM
I'm not new to rifles, but I am new to modification/improvement techniques like pillar bedding and glass/steel bedding. I'm interested in bedding my 30 year old Remington 700 .308 (that sounds oddly sexual, doesn't it?) with one of the above methods, but I'm not sure what the advantages and disadvantages are of each. Is there anywhere to go on the web that explains these techniques? Brownell's says they include specific instructions with their bedding kits- is this all the instruction one needs? Thank you, thank you, thank you for your help.
vanfunk

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George Stringer
August 15, 2000, 07:41 AM
Vanfunk, there is a pretty good description at http://www.varminthunters.com/tech/pillarbedding.html. Pillars give the action a rock solid "stopping point". Even when an action is glass bedded you can stress the action by overtightening the screws. With pillars this is a near impossibility. George

vanfunk
August 15, 2000, 03:12 PM
Thanks George! I think I'm a little too skittish to try pillar bedding. I'll have a go at the Acraglas and see how she comes out.

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4V50 Gary
August 15, 2000, 03:36 PM
Why not do both? Yours won't be either the first nor the last.

freestate
August 17, 2000, 08:43 AM
I'm an absolute novice, yet I successfully pillar bedded my Remington 700. I also bedded it the normal way using Brownell's Steelbed. With the combination of the two bedding techniques this gun now shoots better than any gun I or any of my shooting friends has ever seen. It was not as difficult as I had imagined. BTW, I used the Brownell's adjustable pillar bedding kit to do the pillars.