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Glass bedding a stock

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I have a Remington SPS tactical with the factory stock. Would there be any benefits to glass bedding the action to this standard stock?

I know it's a rather flimsy stock, but I'm wondering if that would help stiffen it a bit until I switch it out for a better.

hypno, I know you glass bedded your own stocks shown here:

How difficult is this to do? I'm able to handle detailed work and work with other things that require a great deal of precision, so I'm thinking with a little advice I could perhaps do this myself! :D
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I would bed the action. It should be more accurate. My Omarks plastic bedded but I want glass bed, the plastic isnt as durable.
You cannot glass bed this stock, so don't bother wasting your time or money. It will not adhere to the rubber stock. And even if you could get it to adhere to the stock it will break off, there is to much flex in the stock itself. I own a SPS TAC.

Recommendations on stocks for a $200 budget: Bell and Carlson Medalist A5 style stock.
available in black, tan, OD green, L/A and S/A. They also have a light tactical stock.
Or a HS precision stock from a 700Police with the wide palm swell. Mike @ TacOps sells them in the $200 range, available in L/A or S/A.

Glass bedding is a simple process to achieve on any rifle. Instead of me explaining this one I'll just link it.
The only thing I do not do is clamp my action down to the stock. I just don't like it, you can cause to much pressure on the stock and bedding material and get bad results, I prefer the drop the action into the stock, guiding the action into place with the bottom metal screws, then taping the action down with several layers of electric tape. This provides the amount of pressure you need.

I also recommend one piece bases that has been bedded as well. No base sits completely flush on top of action. By bedding the base you take out any flaw or "gap" between the action and base.
Ohh, I didnt know that you couldnt glass bed the houge stock. Thats good to know boone. In that case if you dont switch the stock out, you could plastic bed it. isnt as durable but should work alrite. Personally, I'd grab the 700P take off from Mike R at Tac-Ops. Looks good and isnt too expensive.
Thanks Boone for the heads up on that, I wasn't aware that it couldn't bedded. It makes sense though since it's basically a plastic stock. I was aware when I bought the rifle that I was more or less just getting a barreled action since the stock wasn't really worth much. :D

Thanks for those links. I had looked at the HS Precision, but some of those are quite exspensive. The ones you mentnioned will be more in my budget range.

Like I said If you want a H&S call Mike @ Tac Ops.

It's the same stock that comes off the Reminton 700 Police. Wide palm swell, full aluminum bedding block.

I never buy directly from a business like H&S there's deal's all over the place, I've named a few.

Couldn't you get the material to adhere to the plastic in the action area if you rouched it up with sandpaper or a wire brush? I'm looking at the stock that Boone GAVE me (thanks Bro!) and wondering if it could be somehow made into a decent useable unit. A few years ago I bought a Honda CBY 1000 that had been down and the fairing was broken. I rebuilt it using plastic weld and epoxy and it held up pretty well (even at 140+).
Well Oneeye, I wouldn't mind seeing it if it could be done.:) I hope it can. I changed my stock for other reasons.

Oh and your Welcome.

I guess it "could" be done. I'm not sure if the bedding compound would have a reaction with the plastic or not, I think it's just basically fiber glass isn't it? I bet the end result wouldn't be as firm as a wood stock or even a synthetic. Speaking of synthetic, that's basically plastic and you can glass bed those right?
Yes a synthetic stock can be bedded. But I would have to believe the synthetic stocks are stronger with less flex to them. I noticed on the Hogue stock there is quit a bit of flex to the stock itself.

So if you have a compound that is rock hard on top of a flexible service not to mention adding the addition of recoil to the equation wouldn't the compound simply crack or break?

I would think it wouldn't be very stable... or even break like you mentioned.
I agree, I think it would break. Its not sitting ona solid and non flex surface so the stresses would ne much more then a stiff stock. Hope ytou guys can understand that. Me, trying to be smart. Not a good idea.
You should not, because it doesn't work well as said above, bed "injection molded plastic" stocks. You can bed other "plastic" stocks that have fiberglass etc. in their making.
Hi ya'll I'm newby to the site and thought I'd put in my two cents. I think if you drill a series of small holes(1/8 dia.) below the action so that the bedding could get good ahesion to the stock it might work. I still think the Bell Carlson stocks for 200.00 is your best bet for a budget tactical bolt rifle.
Tango said:
Hi ya'll I'm newby to the site and thought I'd put in my two cents. I think if you drill a series of small holes(1/8 dia.) below the action so that the bedding could get good ahesion to the stock it might work. I still think the Bell Carlson stocks for 200.00 is your best bet for a budget tactical bolt rifle.

Exactly right. And drill those little holes at different angles with respect to the bore axis so the glass can lock itself in.

The old 60-70's sniper stocks used the Remington 40X wood stock which are still available from Numrich Arms for about $50.00. They need to be refinished and seald so they don't warp. Sure beats the price of a new stock. These are two we bought and refinished. They are single shot models but they have BDL models also. I think it would be cool to build one with a detachable mag floor plate. You can also paint them up in a camo pattern to be super Tacticool.

I just checked Numrich's web site and they are currently out of those stocks. They get new supplys all the time so check often.

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This is good thread regarding wooden arms. We'll try to throw this a reference in our vancouver hardwood stair refinishing section later this week.

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At the very minimum you can pillar bed the action. I have a factory plastic stock right here that came off of ( beats me??) that has the aluminum pillars in it.
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