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Vt.birdhunter
June 5, 2010, 02:19 PM
Looking to epoxy a XS tritium bead over an existing shotgun bead, Brownells Acraglas Gel is recommended. Anyone know of an suitable alternative that is less than $20?
Anything at Home Depot or similar?
Im having problems justifying $27.99 for the 4oz kit just to use a drop of the stuff. If its the only way to do it once and do it right, ill get it.

Thanks.

Jim Watson
June 5, 2010, 02:41 PM
JB Weld has a good reputation. I haven't glued on any sights with it, but it is a good quality epoxy.

jaguarxk120
June 5, 2010, 02:50 PM
+ for the JB Weld

Vt.birdhunter
June 5, 2010, 04:31 PM
$7 at my local ace hardware 5 minutes away, perfect; TYVM:D

jtmckinney
June 5, 2010, 06:03 PM
Another +1 for JB weld.

I used it to attach a fiber optic front sight onto my Hawkins Replica 50 cal. black powder almost 10 years ago and it has not failed yet. I always use acetone to degrease anything I JB weld and I think it is worth the trouble.

Good Luck,
James

Ifishsum
June 6, 2010, 06:28 PM
I've used Miles Gilbert Bedrock with great results, IIRC it's about 1/2 the price and will bed 3-4 rifles.