View Full Version : Re-bedding a stock?

05-18-2008, 3:39 PM
I have a couple questions that I hope are not dumb ones. I bought a McMillan A-5 used from a guy recently that was bedded for a surgeon repeater action. Obviously i am looking to build my rifle on a surgeon action but I was wondering if it would need to be re bedded when I get the new action. I am thinking that since the QC on surgeon actions is held so tight that it probably wouldnt need it. What are your thoughts on this?

Also, this is my first McMillan stock and I had a question about how the barrel channels are cut. When you order it inletted for a #10 Krieger MTU barrel is it free floated with that barrel or does the stock actually make contact with the barrel? I would assume it is free floated bt just wanted to make sure. Thanks guys.

05-18-2008, 4:32 PM
You should get the stock "Skim bedded" to new bbl'd action when its done

The channel is cut for a #10 which menas it is just slightly bigger than the #10. Now I like alot of clearence with the bbl so no way it can touch so I always error on large size. I like to be able to take retention string of my Boonie hat and clean bbl channel with it of any debris that may have gotten in thier while crawling into an FFP

05-18-2008, 5:34 PM
A skim bed is all that'll be needed. It may be fine without it, but why chance it?

05-18-2008, 5:39 PM
But before skim bedding it, I suggest dremeling/ sanding/ drilling/ milling out whatever you can. Else If your application is too thin because of the tight tolerances, it won't adhere and end up being a mess.

Also, I like to support the first 1" - 2" of the barrel.

05-18-2008, 7:12 PM
Thanks for the info guys. Do you recommend a certain bedding material? It was originally bedded with marine tex so I figure i would just use that.

05-18-2008, 7:41 PM
You should be fine with Marine-Tex. My personal preference is Steel-Bed from Brownells. The kit comes with everything you need for a few rifles and it's easy to use.

If it's your first time.. stay away from Acra-Glass. Great stuff and the results are awesome.. but damn hard to use.

05-18-2008, 8:03 PM
If it's your first time.. stay away from Acra-Glass. Great stuff and the results are awesome.. but damn hard to use.

I used acra-glass on my first few guns without problems.
Just follow the instructions to the letter.

05-18-2008, 8:16 PM
Ok, ive used acra glass before on one of my hunting rifles and I like the way it turned out so im pretty comfortable that I can skim bed this one. Thanks for the info guys, I just wanted to make sure that im doing everything right if im gonna spend the money.

05-19-2008, 6:56 AM
Stick with Marine Tex, Acra Glass shrinks far more and is not as tough. It was best we had in 1970s but now Marine Tex is far better.