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4whln
February 22, 2012, 06:50 PM
Are they any good? What tools and materials do I need to do it? Is it worth it to rent their drilling jig? Thanks

Clark
February 25, 2012, 01:44 AM
I used to make pillars in 2004 from 3/8" brass tubing.
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=86049&highlight=pillar
But it had dissimilar metal issues with the steel receiver.

Then I did 3/8" stainless tubing, but it had maintainability issues.

Now I use 1010 steel tubing for pillar bedding Rem700s, 98 Mauers, Mosin Nagants, Howa 1500s, etc.

hooligan1
February 26, 2012, 07:47 AM
Clark that 1010 steel, is it readily available at most metal shops, and what thickness did you like to work with?

Clark
February 26, 2012, 01:08 PM
Not at amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Carbon-Steel-Seamless-Tubing-Length/dp/B000PEMVU8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

But granger does
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/Tubing-3CAC9?Pid=search

I use the .305" inside diameter tubing, which leaves room to wrap tape as spacer around the action screws.

Attached below is a drawing I made for a Mosin Nagant, to make relief cuts in the pillar to clear the Timney trigger.

Here is Wagner using pipe on a Mauser
http://www272.pair.com/stevewag/turk/turkbed1.html

The bottom of a Rem 700 action is round , 1.35" diameter. I thing conventional wisdom with them is to make a wide pillar and notch the top with a radius to fit the bottom of the receiver.

hooligan1
February 26, 2012, 06:29 PM
Heck Clark that 1/8 nipple material is the ticket I think for my needs,, Me thinks you've hit on something good man!!:D