Bed Heads Aluminum pillar Bedding Kit Rem. M-700 BDL
Bed Heads Aluminum Pillar Bedding Kits, for all Remington M-700 rifles.
pillars are ready to use, with no cutting or adjustment necessary.
There is nothing easier than having the right length and the right contour on both ends, to begin with. This
same kit fits both the short action, and the long action wood stocked M-700 BDL (with hinged floorplate). This
kit can also be used in Remington factory wood ADL stocks (without hinged floorplate), by shortening the front BDL pillar.
The rear pillar is identical in both the M-700 ADL and BDL.
For a "Stress Free"
life, your action also needs an installation process which places Very little pressure on the receiver while the pillars
are being epoxied in place. "Bed Heads" aluminum bedding pillars, pillar installation tools, and the process
itself, are all designed to provide this stress free, and concentric pillar installation.
Here are the contents of the "Bed Heads" Aluminum Pillar Bedding Kit.
the left, are the front and the rear pillars. These pillars are 1/2" outside diameter, X 5/16" (.312")
inside diameter. Next are the Teflon sleeves, these sleeves are .312" OD X .250" ID. These sleeves
play an important role in the bedding process, as they center each pillar on its guard screw. The next 2 parts
in line are the black plastic spacers, and the steel spacer/washers. These 2 parts provide a means by which your actions
trigger guard screws can be used to tightly and accurately locate these pillars against the receiver, but without placing
pressure on the receiver in a way that would cause it to bend. These two parts are used only while completing the first step
of the "2 Step" pillar bedding process. After the pillars have been epoxied into the stock, (step one) the
barreled action will be removed from the stock by removing the guard screws. Also remove the steel washers and the black
plastic spacers from the lower end of the pillars. These two parts will not be reused. However, the Teflon sleeves
will be left within the pillars during the remainder of the bedding job. This is done to prevent leakage of epoxy into
the I.D. of the pillars while the second application of epoxy is being completed.
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picture may make it easier to visualize how pillars strengthen your stocks ability to resist compression by pressure from
the trigger guard screws.
In a stock of solid wood, laminated wood, or fiberglass, a common recommendation
for how tight to make these screws is 30 to 35 in. lbs. Engineers' Edge, on the Internet, tells us that a 1/4" screw
tightened to 30 in. lbs. creates 600 lbs. of clamping force. When tightened to 35 in. lbs., this same screw creates
700 lbs. of clamping force.
Aluminum pillars simply have a greater ability to support your action when this
much pressure is being applied.
The result of this greater stability and resistance to compression is greater
accuracy and a more uniform point of impact from day to day, from week to week, and from year to year.
This is the alignment fixture used to precisely locate the pillars in your stock.
Yes, it is your rifles own receiver. What other tool could do a more accurate job of representing your receivers' profile?
However, we must use it very carefully so as not to compromise its accuracy. For an example of how easy this could be
to do, click on the link below, and read Gunsmithing Odds and Ends Project #1
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"2 step" installation method, we do not pull the receiver into a position determined by the power of the trigger
guard screws. At this point in the "2 step" method, the pillars remain attached to the receiver, while
the receiver remains free to find its own resting spot in a bed of soft epoxy. As the epoxy hardens around the pillars,
they will remain in the same position they are in right now, which is in perfect alignment with the receiver.
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The surgical tubing has been
removed, and the barreled action lifted out of the stock. This is your first view of the pillars
after they have been epoxied in place, and is the completion of the first step in this "2 step" process.
Step 2 will be the creation of uniform full contact support for the remainder of the receivers
bedding surface. Begin this process by scraping away the original bedding surface. Leave the pillars standing
above the surrounding bedding area. Scrape this surface deep enough so that the "Bed Heads" pillars become
the only means of support for the barreled action. Place a soft bed of epoxy in the stocks bedding area.
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Install the barreled action, the trigger guard, and the trigger guard screws.
The receiver will now be supported entirely by the pillars, with all other areas of the receiver being free to find their
own resting spot in this bed of soft epoxy. After the epoxy has hardened, it and the Bed Heads aluminum pillars will
continue to support the entire underside of the receiver in this same stress free position.
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Here we see the completed bedding job with the pillars showing through right on the surface. This way,
they will be in solid contact with the receiver.
We also see the teflon sleeves, ready to be pushed the
rest of the way out of the pillars. After these sleeves have been removed, and your rifle has been assembled, a uniform
clearance between the trigger guard screws and the pillars will be in place.
You may purchase now, or for more detailed information click the link below to
Gunsmithing Odds and Ends #5
liability is expressed or implied for damage or injury which may resultr from the improper installation or use of this product.