Bedding my Remington 700

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Bedding my Remington 700

Post by DavidABQ » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:35 am

I bedded my Remington 700 last night and while I have not tried to separate the action from the stock I am concerned it is glued together.

How can a person desperate a glued together Remington? Perhaps I am worried about nothing but I have a bad feeling.

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Post by Doodaddy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:45 am

I'd start by leaving the rifle in the freezer overnight and then trying to knock it loose while it's still cold.
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Post by DavidABQ » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:05 am

Thanks, hopefully it will come apart tonight but it seems like there was a lot of bedding compound oozing out of everywhere and I may not have put release agent everywhere the stuff oozed from.

I will keep the freezer idea in mind if it is glued together.

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Post by Jerry G » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:15 am

I always put release agent on the action before I glass bed it. I have done at least 10 and never had a problem.

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Post by DavidABQ » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:38 pm

Jerry,
I used release agent, I am not sure used enough and in the correct places.

10 firearms, you are rather experienced, have you glued any together?

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Post by hermit5 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:34 pm

Use the spray release agent from Brownells,you never miss the little spots.

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Re: Bedding my Remington 700

Post by DavidABQ » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:42 pm

hermit5 wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:34 pm
Use the spray release agent from Brownells,you never miss the little spots.
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I didn't know they made that stuff. I used the wax like stuff that came in the kit.

Thank you. I will remember it for next time.

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Re: Bedding my Remington 700

Post by thauglor » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:58 pm

A heat gun will get it to release unless it becomes mechanically locked, then you will have to mill it out. There are some f-class shooters that glue in their actions, I'm sure they aren't the only ones.

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Re: Bedding my Remington 700

Post by DavidABQ » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:54 pm

WhooHooo! It came apart but not without a little drama. The follower, mine is a BDL, got some bedding compound on it and the trigger guard. The were stuck a short period but everything came apart.

That is the good news, the bad news is I adjusted the front pillar a tad on the long side so I have like only 2 threads holding it to the receiver. I will order a rear action screw and shorten it work properly.

Tomorrow I clean up the excess bedding compound and hopefully remember how to attach the trigger back to the action.

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Re: Bedding my Remington 700

Post by Doodaddy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:11 am

I really need to skim bed my smallbore rifle. Glad it worked out for you!
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Re: Bedding my Remington 700

Post by Jerry G » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:44 am

The action screw on a Rem is a standard 1/4 dia. Most Ace stores have a good selection. If you cut one off, put the nut on first so after you cut the screw you chase the threads when you take the nut off.

I have not ever glued one together but some come apart hard. I always tape the back side of the recoil lug so after it comes apart it will go back together easier. That small space masking tape leaves making assembly later easy.

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