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Old January 4, 2020, 09:30 PM   #1
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Acraglas Gel

Just bedded my rifle and I was looking at the directions and it said I can remove the action from the stock in 10 hours and shoot after 2 days. Is it going to be any easier or harder to remove after 10 hours?

Was thinking about setting it and forgetting it for a few days just to make sure it's all good to go. Any problems with that?
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Old January 4, 2020, 11:35 PM   #2
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There are probably some advantages and disadvantages both ways.

I've had good luck with the gel.I wouldn't worry too much,either way,myself.

But instead of listening to me,call a tech rep at Brownells.
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Old January 5, 2020, 01:21 AM   #3
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I'll probably give it a bit longer but I'm feeling better now. A few hours ago the scrap on the cardboard felt like a milk dud and now It feels a bit harder. I found some other directions that suggested 72 degrees was the best temp to do the work in and my place is a bit colder.

I hope the release agent that comes in the kit is good because I put 3 coats of it on and don't want a huge fight getting it out. Best part is I still have a lot of it left over for other projects.
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Old January 5, 2020, 03:00 AM   #4
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I generally leave them at least overnight so the resin hardens up completely.
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Old January 5, 2020, 12:41 PM   #5
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I don't use those products made to bed rifles much. My favorite bedding compound is J.B. Weld. I suspect what apply's to one product's apply's to all of them. I let the barrel action set up for about one hour and then tork down the action screw. Never timed how long I lt it sit before removing the barrel action, Guess four or five hours or even over night. Once the stuff set's up I'd think it's good to go. Used Birchwood Casey stuff a lot and pretty much same routine. Leaving it longer can't hurt a thing though. Don't worry about the release agent, you put it in right it works. I use auto wax for a release agent and never stuck one.
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Old January 5, 2020, 02:34 PM   #6
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"...at least overnight..." Yep. If it's easy to get the stock off after the bedding isn't right. I have to thump the muzzle on something soft to get the stock off my Cooey with an M70A stock.
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Old January 5, 2020, 07:41 PM   #7
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I must have done it right. It was a pain to remove but it came out eventually. Things cleaned up nicely and it has a nice healthy freefloat. And my front action screw actually tightens down again without a washer.

I only wish I didn't have to take the scope off but now I have a reason to hit the range when it warms up a bit.
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Old January 6, 2020, 11:38 AM   #8
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DF:

How has the JB Weld worked for you over time? Does the epoxy go bad after some years or react to anything?

I used the kit sold by Midway(1) and had great results on a Ruger American rifle in a Boyd's stock, but I was left with a lot left over and a year+ until my next stock. Not willing to re-use year+ old open epoxy on a gun I care about. JB Weld comes in smaller increments and gets used up more quickly.




(1) Great kit, came with all the expendable materials a noob needs. Made this noob look like I knew what I was doing.
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Old January 6, 2020, 01:20 PM   #9
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Never had one go bad with anything I've used. I don't spend a week hunting and leave the gun outside every night either or worse laying in the canoe. I think people that have the best luck with their rifle's take care of them.
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Old January 6, 2020, 02:22 PM   #10
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DF wrote:
"I think people that have the best luck with their rifle's take care of them."

Heh.
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