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GLASS BED A RIFLE
 

A rifle is bedded to provide a stable platform for the metalwork. There are a number of principles involved in this process. Some of these principles are guidelines and some are rules that are written in stone.

RULES

1.  Do not do anything that will cause tension in any part of the metalwork. 

2.  Never bed across the barrel-reciever joint.  Either bed the reciever or the barrel but never both, or a part of both.

3.  Use a glassbedding material that does not set rock hard.  There must be strength and a small amount of flexibility.

GUIDELINES

1.  Rifle actions vibrate when a shot is fired.  The bedding must be able to withstand the recoil but must not promote vibration.  Therefore, surfaces that face in the direction of the recoil must be well supported but surfaces facing forwards must not touch the bedded surface. Likewise, the chamber of the barrel will expand radially at the shot.  It should be free to expand without obstruction that will cause deflection or vibration.

2.  Action screws must be free through their respective holes and should contact the metal only on the threads and and the flanges formed by the heads.  Screws only serve to hold surfaces together, they do not bear sideways forces, only compression/tension forces.

 

 
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GS Custom Bullets, situated in Port Elizabeth on the East Coast of South Africa, manufactures solid copper, turned, monolithic bullets for hunting and sport shooting. These bullets are used by hunters on several continents, hunting from the smallest of antelope to the largest of dangerous game, using the smooth HP bullet, as well as the more popular HV, FN and SP bullets with the patented drive band concept. GSC bullets are configured for the highest possible ballistic coefficients. SP bullets are mainly used for sport shooting. All GS Custom Bullets are coated.