WARNING !!!Considerable skill, knowledge and the correct tools are required when bedding a rifle. Attempting this process incorrectly can result in a ruined stock or worse a ruined gun.
This process is ideal for classic or low value sporting rifles. Two pack epoxy resin filler is inserted around the locking lug, external areas of the breech, front and rear mounting screws and the tang. Once cured and the excess resin removed, the hardened bedding enhances the rifles accuracy in three ways. 1. Action and barrel are mated perfectly with the woodwork. 2. Reduces the environmental impact on your rifle, i.e. warping. 3. Floats the barrel, permitting the un-interrupted natural harmonics of the barrel, thus ensuring consistency from shot to shot.
In brief we use the following procedures, stock is degreased using heat to draw out the surface oil. The area to be bedded is machined using a mill and the holes for the two main screws are bored out to accommodate the pillars. All unnecessary holes and the stock are masked. All mating surfaces are treated with release agent, the pillars and the action are then bedded into the stock and the bedding allowed to cured. After 24hrs the action is removed and all excess bedding removed.
This finish is hard wearing, oil and water resistant. Wiping over with a lint free cloth to removed any oil is all the maintenance that is required for this surface finish.
Matt Oiled Finish
This finish maintains the military appearance, however although hard wearing and water repellent the surface is more porous, more open to the environment and thus it can effect accuracy and can be stained more easily. As a result it requires routine maintenance and over oiling of the rifle should be avoided.
Semi Matt Finnish
As the name suggests this is a semi matt finish and one that suits the classic military rifle best as it is the closest to the old linseed oil finish that was often used. The major benefit of this finish, like the gloss is that it requires no further maintenance.