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Old February 2, 2010, 03:42 PM   #1
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Glass bedding an sks

Can you glass bed an sks? I've got a syntheitc stock. Will the epoxy stick to it? What are your thoughts? Any suggestions on kits I can order? Thanks.
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Old February 2, 2010, 03:48 PM   #2
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Never heard of anyone glass bedding an SKS. I am sure it can be done, but why? And no, the glass probably will not stick to the plastic stock.
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Old February 2, 2010, 10:18 PM   #3
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Yes can be done butwill needed to degrease stock to remove mold releaseabd rough alot for glass to stick
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Depends on the plastic. If it's some kind of polyolefin thermoplastic, like polyethylene, it will be like trying to get glue to stick to wax. If it's got fibers in it, then degreasing and roughing it up enough may solve the problem?

You can also try a two-part rubber bedding. That's used by some manufacturers. Devcon's Flexane 80 is an example. The flexible material may adhere better.

If your SKS is like mine, then the accuracy limitations likely have more to do with how the barrel attaches to the action and the gas system than the stock. I wouldn't be surprised if any improvement bedding made were invisible because of those other factors.
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Old February 3, 2010, 06:44 PM   #5
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As said above, you won't get any noticable change in accuracy. The design of the rifle isn't going to benefit you from glass bedding. And depending on the glass bedding used and stock prep, will depend on what might stick to the poly stock, I doubt you would get anything to stick that wouldn't come loose when the gun was fired.

If you want to glass bed something that will give you some experience and be fun and also make you a great cheap rifle, buy yourself a surplus Mauser.

If you just HAVE to glass bed a SKS, pick up a surplus wood stock,

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Old February 3, 2010, 09:46 PM   #6
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I'd take a look at the instructions for bedding an M-1/M-1A or M-14, and go from there. How much advantage you'll gain is debateable, but the SKS has decent accuray out of the box. Do a trigger job while you're in there too.
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Old February 4, 2010, 03:34 PM   #7
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My main problem that I have with my stock is the barrell assembly does not sit secure in the stock. There is a little play, i'd guess five thousandths. I thought glass bedding would help the barrell stay in place. Thanks for all of your help.
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Old February 4, 2010, 05:36 PM   #8
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Glass bedding would help with that, but for that little amount of play, a bit of urethane rubber coating might do the trick. The kind of stuff they sell in small bottles to dip tool handles in.
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Old February 9, 2010, 01:44 PM   #9
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I have glassed an SKS, drilled and tapped for scope, trigger job, careful handloads, increased the length of pull for a full sized man, and operated manually instead of semi auto.

There are web sites with pictures.

I was never able to get AR15 accuracy.
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Old February 11, 2010, 10:09 AM   #10
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All kinds of make up on the pig. You’ll still have a pig.
RTV woks good, but is not as long lasting as epoxy
RTV is a little forgiving as well.
It should tighten up the barrel a little but if you make it ridged and you drop it, it will crack.
I say keep it the way it is and have FUN with it.
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Old February 16, 2010, 03:35 PM   #11
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Thanks for all yor help
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