Zone #75 - Bedding a Rifle Stock - Page
had a couple of friends ask me how we bedded
the rifle stocks on the M44 Mosin rifles I
posted about. So I took a few pictures of
how it was done today as I bedded a couple
of rifles I needed to do.
Bedding the action on these old rifles will
usually tighten-up the grouping. The original
channels in the stocks were often a little
sloppy when done in war time conditions. Getting
a tighter fit between the action and the stock
will usually help with accuracy.
I've never seen it hurt.
start out, we remove the stock from the action.
You must then put some sort of release agent
on the metal so that it doesn't get permanently
glued into the stock.
I use any kind of common car wax.
Here I am brushing it on the metal at the
I got it on a little thick and wiped some
of it off.
then put some on the rear of the action.
important point is on both of the action screws,
as they may come into contact with the bedding
you make sure that the bedding area is clear
of oils or grease or cosmoline.
are many things that will work as a bedding
compound, but we have had good success with
JB Weld Epoxy.