Hi guys, I was inspired by VAnimrods post on JB weld bedding his rifle that I wanted to try it. Take a look at the pictures and process. I don't think this has been posted on the new hawkeye synthetic stocks yet. BSA.
Here's the victim, Ruger hawkeye all weather 308:
As you can see it is hollow under the chamber area, so this had to be fixed!!
I found this to be a good solution, (1"x3/4" block of green plastic):
Now I've got a starting place for a good foundation under the chamber to support the barrel when I freefloat it.
Time to put the JB in.
I put some leftover release agent from my last bedding job + some one shot on the action where the bedding compound is. I've got blue tape on the stock too. Now I set the action in the stock and let it dry over night.
This morning I seperate the action from the stock. Here's some tools for the job.
I like to set the rifle in my lap while sitting down in a chair with the action screw side up. I put a towell on the barrel and give a firm whack with the plastic coated hammer. It comes out very easy (what a relief!!).
Now you can see, I've got the foundation I wanted and it should be pretty strong with all that JB in there. Now I rough up the JB and get ready to apply the last coat.
Looking pretty good so far. It's curing now and I'll pull it apart in about 12 hours from when I set the action in (7:00 p.m).
When everything is cured (24 hours) I'll start freefloating the barrel. I'll post pictures of the finished product for those of you who are interested in giving the JB weld bedding job a try. So far, I am very happy with the results. BSA.