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Acraglas Opinions #16288053 07/27/21
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I talked to a local smith about bedding the stock of a Remington KS. He's a big fan of Acraglas. I assumed it was old school with Devcon or Marine Tex being the better compounds.

What are your thoughts on Acraglas?


Seeking early model Remington M700 KS Moutain Rifles with Brown Precision Stock, satin blued finish and jeweled bolt. Also, Gen 1, AWR and Moutain Guide Rifles. Should you have a wayward Remington 700 or M7 rifle, send me a PM.





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All I have ever used is Acraglass Jel. I have never had a reason to change. It is also handy around the house to repair all kinds of things.


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Acraglas Gel has always worked for me and I've used it on about 15-20 rifles. My shooting buddy swear by Steel Bed.

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It works good fixing furniture. Look up the tensile strength on Acraglas and then look at the spec sheet for Devcon or Probed.


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Originally Posted by StudDuck
I talked to a local smith about bedding the stock of a Remington KS. He's a big fan of Acraglas. I assumed it was old school with Devcon or Marine Tex being the better compounds.

What are your thoughts on Acraglas?
I've used it for over 20 years and have had ZERO issues with it..


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If your need is for a semi-flexible bedding compound where stability isn't the primary goal, either AcraGlas or AcraGlas Gel is your ticket.

Good shootin' smile -Al


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Originally Posted by Al_Nyhus
If your need is for a semi-flexible bedding compound where stability isn't the primary goal, either AcraGlas or AcraGlas Gel is your ticket.



WTH are you talking about, Al... While AG does take a couple days to fully set up, once that's done it ain't goin' nowhere..


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It is all I have ever used as well with zero issues.


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Originally Posted by Redneck
WTH are you talking about, Al... While AG does take a couple days to fully set up, once that's done it ain't goin' nowhere..

Relative to other bedding compounds, it is more 'flexible', due to the Nylon in it.

Now, that's neither good or bad...depends on the application.

I still use the Gel in some situations.

Good shootin'. -Al


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It will work fine but in my opinion there are a few better options. Steel bed is my favorite, pro bed is good as well as marine tex. Some are thicker and are a bit easier to work with as well as being a 50/50 mix. But they will all work.


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I too am a longtime Acraglas Gel user. No issues ever.


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Originally Posted by Al_Nyhus
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WTH are you talking about, Al... While AG does take a couple days to fully set up, once that's done it ain't goin' nowhere..

Relative to other bedding compounds, it is more 'flexible', due to the Nylon in it.

Now, that's neither good or bad...depends on the application.

I still use the Gel in some situations.

Good shootin'. -Al
Just curious, but you do know that you can add steel to AG if the owner desires, right? I've got about three or so cans of various steel additions to AG that I can use..


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Originally Posted by Redneck
Just curious, but you do know that you can add steel to AG if the owner desires, right? I've got about three or so cans of various steel additions to AG that I can use..


Yes, I've doctored it up in the past to get it where I wanted it.....powdered tungsten worked the best. In the end, I chose to move to compounds that were more stable to begin with.

The Texas Bureau Of Standards did some independent testing of various bedding compounds that, while a bit dated, is still relevant when comparing older compounds to the newer ones.

Good shootin'. -Al


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I have been bedding rifles in Acraglas (but not the gel) for fifty years. I dislike the gel because it is degraded by Hoppes#9. This is an unforgivable shortcoming IMO! By the way, the same thing applies to Devcon Steel or EK-10. Great product but Hoppes will degrade them. I have not tested Belzona or Marine-tex with Hoppes. Since 1971, I have used Acraglas, Glasbed, Devcon Steel, JB Weld, Acraglas gel, Bisonite, Belzona, and various other generic epoxies. My first choice is still Acraglas. GD

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Only used plain Acraglas, never tried the gel.
It's runny, gotta work around that.

Have tried The Midway kit (Rimrock?).
Now that stuff was flexible. (Never seen soft Acraglas,myself)
Not impressed at all.


Have used to slow setting JB Weld.
Seemed fine. I don't really tear guns apart to evaluate bedding over time.

Also used Devcon from the hardware store in a pinch on one.
Again, happy.


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I have used Acraglas, Acraglas Gel, Devcon Steel, Devcon Alum., and Marine-Tex.
I did not like how runny the Acraglas was, and Devcon lost their mind on cost so I now use Marine-Tex and Acraglas gel. for most of what I do.


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Thanks all, I appreciate the input.


Seeking early model Remington M700 KS Moutain Rifles with Brown Precision Stock, satin blued finish and jeweled bolt. Also, Gen 1, AWR and Moutain Guide Rifles. Should you have a wayward Remington 700 or M7 rifle, send me a PM.





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Originally Posted by Al_Nyhus
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WTH are you talking about, Al... While AG does take a couple days to fully set up, once that's done it ain't goin' nowhere..

Relative to other bedding compounds, it is more 'flexible', due to the Nylon in it.

Now, that's neither good or bad...depends on the application.

I still use the Gel in some situations.

Good shootin'. -Al



It's not nylon. It's colloidal silica. You can buy it separately from mainly places.

I've used West System epoxy for many years. Thickened with colloidal silica and, if you prefer, some powdered metals, it's no different than any of the other epoxies sold as bedding compound.


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Originally Posted by Redneck
Originally Posted by StudDuck
I talked to a local smith about bedding the stock of a Remington KS. He's a big fan of Acraglas. I assumed it was old school with Devcon or Marine Tex being the better compounds.

What are your thoughts on Acraglas?
I've used it for over 20 years and have had ZERO issues with it.


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Originally Posted by gnoahhh
It's not nylon. It's colloidal silica. You can buy it separately from mainly places.

I've used West System epoxy for many years. Thickened with colloidal silica and, if you prefer, some powdered metals, it's no different than any of the other epoxies sold as bedding compound.


The MSDS sheet I have from Brownell's does list Nylon as a component. They have to be updated every three years...the newer one doesn't list any individual components of the product.

Yep...fumed/colloidal silica is commonly used as a thickening agent in two part epoxies and I use it where applicable. Pro Bed includes it with their kits, as do others. Interestingly, Brownells advises against the addition of any "flocking agents" to AcraGlas.

Lots of products out there that work well. And many that shouldn't be used. If your taking a gun to a professional to be bedded, I would always advise using what they are familiar and comfortable with. cool

Good shootin'. -Al

P.S. I'm pulling a 'glue in' apart shortly...always interesting to see the approaches used with those. wink


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