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Old 04-02-2019, 11:13 AM
Nontypical Buck
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I had gone back and forth for many years, until Boyd Allen advised me nearly 10yrs ago now to float the action on the bedding with a slight offset. Iíve been floating ever since, and have had more consistency in the resulting bedding jobs.

One reason: epoxy shrinks slightly as it cures, which leaves the pillar to stand tall from the surface, ever so slightly, as a pressure point. Equally, the epoxy will flex more than the pillar, so even if they were perfectly level, the pillar would be a pressure point.

I use a small shim washer placed on top of the pillar during the bedding process to create the offset.
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