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Now turn the stock, with the action tightly clamped, over and clamp it into your vise or whatever.

NOW, drop in the pillar and, with your thumb on the tang of the action and your finger on the pillar, squeeze the pillar into the clay.

Now carefully drip the Glas into the space around the pillar, being careful to leave a vent on one side. I am using a skewer, or something food is used with, but a toothpick or small screwdriver works well. Continue to drip until you get lots into the space, but don’t worry about filling it completely. (We'll do that later.) Watch out to see that the Glas is not running out through the action. If it is, the dam has failed and you're headed for trouble.

Keeping the rifle upside down, install the strap, and both screws. Wait an hour and loosen and re-tighten the rear screw. Continue to do this until you go to bed, this will insure that the screw threads are not being bonded.

The reason that the rear screw was fitted with tape (after the epoxy sets up the tape will be removed) is to insure that the screw is not touching the inside of the pillar. The tape sort of centered the screw. The crack shown above results from the tang or screw transferring recoil energy (motion) to the stock. If the screw is centered and not touching the pillar, then nothing is transferred. In the case shown, the rear tang is inletted to well, and the recoil was transferred to the wood, cracking the stock. When the action properly inletted and bedded, the recoil will be entirely transferred to the crossbolt.