Gluing In a Panda

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  1. NV_Dmax

    NV_Dmax Gold $$ Contributor

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    Hello,
    I’m going to attempt to glue and screw a Panda fclass into a fully inletted McMillan Kestros Z. I have a few questions. The stock came from McMillan with pillars installed but they’re worthless as they machined them flush when they inletted the stock. Should I skim bed first then go back and glue in? How thick do you want the epoxy for the glue in? I am assuming coat the whole bottom/sides along the stock line of the action as opposed to a few globs of epoxy here and there. How do you guys recommend holding the barrled action to the stock while the epoxy sets up. I normally use a couple wraps of blue painters tape around the action and stock.
    As always I’m looking for a better way and would really like to cut my learning curve down on this one.

    thanks,
    Dan
     
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  2. Dusty Stevens

    Dusty Stevens COVFEFE- Thread Derail Crew Gold $$ Contributor

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    Why are the pillars worthless? Once you put the epoxy in there they will be below the epoxy which is where they need to be anyway. The only problem with mcmillans pillars are they are very thin. They work fine though
     
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  4. NV_Dmax

    NV_Dmax Gold $$ Contributor

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    What’s the point of the pillar?

    Thanks for telling me where the epoxy goes but this still doesn’t answer my questions.
     
  5. Dusty Stevens

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    Keep the screws from pulling thru and expansion/contraction in wood stocks
     

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