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Old 09-29-2003, 11:41 AM
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Default Glass bedding vs. pillar bedding

What' s the difference in glass bedding vs. pillar bedding? Approx. how much do they cost and how hard are they to do?
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Old 09-29-2003, 01:27 PM
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Well, both help make a better fit with your action and your stock. Pillar bedding usually runs 100 dollar or better. You can do the glass yourself. Helps if someone shows you a pointer or two. If you do both, you definatly got a strong contact between the action and stock. The cheaper the stock like a Remington 700 synthetic, the more difference it will make to pillar bed.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 01:37 PM
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I like the pillar bedding system best. In this months Outdoor Life magazine, Carmicheal has a very good artical explaing how to pillar bed your own stock. I think I am going to try it on one of my Remingtons. I have two stocks for it just in case I screw it up.
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Old 09-30-2003, 08:54 PM
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I think pillar bedding is something a gunsmith cooked up to make extra money. probably only benefitting match competitors and their like ..I have never noticed one iota difference between pillar bedding and regular glass bedding. I only see one benefit of pillar bedding(if done right ) and it depends on the quality of your stock whether wood or fiberglass...it will keep the stock from compressing so the screws can be torqued the same everytime the gun is broken down., obviously if you have a strong stock you probably don' t need pillar bedding but the factory stocks nowadays leave a lot to be desire.. There are custom gunsmiths that only install one pillar and leave the other alone(Melvin Forbes) for example...I have seen some pillar bedding jobs that raised the hackles on my neck and the guns plain sucked after it was done....There is no substitute for proper action bedding and along with that if a thin barrel is used putting a pressure point on the barrel or if a thick barrel bedding the barrel shank and leaving the rest floating or complete barrel bedding which is also a good idea...
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Old 09-30-2003, 09:06 PM
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Default RE: Glass bedding vs. pillar bedding

For hunting rifles, I glass bed...and I don' t own any bench rest guns....a few varmint guns maybe but the benchrest community is a totally different group.

I' ve had pillar bedded rifles and wasn' t impressed....no better than Glass in my view.

Many of my guns I bedded only the recoil lug and was pleased with the result.

There' s no right way....but there is a few wrong ways.
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Old 09-30-2003, 09:39 PM
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All of my rifles are pillar bedded and if the stock must be removed and replaced I find that the point of impact is affected less than with glass bedding.
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