Gunsmithing Project–Bedding a Rifle Part 1

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

In this two-part video Jack Landis shows a simple, straightforward way to bed a rifle that will help improve accuracy in your own hunting or target gun.

Jack walks you through the entire process so you have the complete “Recipe for Success.”

This video will be shown in two parts because of its length. Look for Part 2 soon!

4 Responses to Gunsmithing Project–Bedding a Rifle Part 1

  1. In AGI’s “Glass Bedding Rifles” DVD Gene Shuey advises to degrease (using acetone) the areas of the stock to be bedded before the glass bedding compound is applied to those areas. Jack did not do this in the video so I’m guessing the stock was dry enough/oil-free enough where he inleted the bedding channels with the Foredom tool for the bedding compound.

    Just wanted to make aware that an oily stock should be degreased thoroughly before applying the bedding compound to those areas.

    Awesome video Jack – very well explained and very well demonstrated. I love these types of video demonstrations! Very helpful.

    Thanks for posting the video Gary.

  2. I always keep Q-tips handy, for applying release agent. toothpicks are nice for poking clay. White vinegar is also a solvent for the epoxy. Never start the job without lots of solvent,or you may stick to everything. Or get your tools stuck to the bench. I will use masking tape at the edge of the barrel channel. Any overage can be cut down to the tape. And I wear blue vinyl gloves. Always keep a roll of paper towels handy, too.

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