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Old November 5th, 2016, 07:25 AM   #1
 
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Bedding lugs on a Ruger American 308 with a Boyd's stock

Thinking about buying a Boyd's stock for my 308 and they recommend bedding the lugs in the stock. Will someone please explain to me the process. Does it consist of lining up the barrel on the stock and then bedding them or do they just go in one spot and you pretty much make it one piece to the stock so they won't cause wear on the wood? Just trying to get a clear understanding of what would need to be done before I purchase. Thanks in advance


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They should be talking about the recoil lugs. When you get the stock the recoil lug inlets will probably be a little loose and the rifle, action and barrel will move back when you shoot it, this is not good. The recoil lug should be bedded so that the lug is tight at the rear with some sort of bedding compound (Acra-glass or Devco Plastic Steel, for example. A few years ago I put a Boyds stock on my Savage Mod. 12; that included installing pillar beds and bedding the action with Devco. The bedding was successful, but I'm not an expert so I'm not going into a long dissertation. If you take the time to read up and understand the process, and do the work carefully it is a job that you can do yourself. There are some good articles with illustration on line about bedding a rifle. They will give you a better explanation than I can. You should read them.
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They are talking about glass bedding the rifle action in the stock. A picture is worth a thousand words on explaining the procedure. Go to YouTube and search "glass bedding rifle stock" and watch several of the videos. Some will be good and some may not be that good, but it will give you a good idea what must be done.
Just remember, if you try to do it yourself, make darn sure to use plenty of release agent or you rifle action will be glued to the stock. I prefer to use paste wax as a release agent and I always apply two coats to make sure I covered everything.
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The rifle mentioned does not have recoil lugs. The american has v blocks and Boyd's recommends bedding those V blocks into the wooden stock.
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