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Jun 18th, 2018 at 5:29am
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Just paid to get this rifle bedded and it came back with a few bubbles that have set in the epoxy. Anything to be concerned about?
  
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Reply #1 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 7:36am
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Bubbles can be avoided if care is taken, but bubbles like yours are nothing to worry about and wonít affect accuracy or strength of the bedding.

Do it yourself next time - itís not as difficult as you might think. I have used Devcon and Matchgrade Bedding Compound, but Marinetex and others work too. Nathan Fosterís YouTube vids will tell you what to look out for.
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 7:53am
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Thanks very much for that J
  
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Reply #3 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 9:01am
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No worries.

As an aside, I had a rifle made by Border Barrels a few years ago before they went into receivership. The bedding on that wasnít right at all.
  
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Reply #4 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 11:19am
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That looks rough but as already stated the bubbles themselves won't affect performance. There appears to be reasonable contact in the places where there should be.
Bubbles are caused by inexperienced (rough, vigorous) mixing of the 2 parts.
Even my first effort came out pristine† - much to my surprise.
Used to use Brownells compound with aluminium powder but now use Devcon or Marinetex.†
  
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Reply #5 - Jun 19th, 2018 at 8:05pm
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just done another of mine with Nathan Fosters stuff....piece of cake to DIY.
yip that one of yours looks fine....
  
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