Gunsmithing Badger M5 Bedding Pillars

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I see that the M5 comes with bedding pillars, but the M5 floorplate does not. Would someone be willing to educate me on the need for the pillars with the M5? Are these the same pillars that one would use if they were pillar bedding an action? Just wanted to get gain some knowledge in this area.
 

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Re: Badger M5 Bedding Pillars

The M5 is more critical due to the spacing requirements of the magazine. If there isn't enough room, the mag won't seat all the way, if there is too much, the mag won't feed as well.

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Re: Badger M5 Bedding Pillars

the Badger M4 bottom metal will drop right into the M5 DBM inlet (except for a .020" gap on the sides), so the pillars should be the same for either metal.

and yes, those pillars are the action bedding pillars.
 

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    Re: Badger M5 Bedding Pillars

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Highground</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I see that the M5 comes with bedding pillars, but the M5 floorplate does not.</div></div>

    Just to clarify:

    M5 = Detachable Box Mag (AICS Mag)
    M4 = Hinged Floor Plate

    There is no M5 with a floor plate.
     

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    Re: Badger M5 Bedding Pillars

    The M4 bottom metal that GAP installed on a stock I had a while back, looked like it was bedded with something. It had a thin black layer around it between where they inletted the stock and the metal itself. I didn't have the stock long after that and never took it apart to see what it was. Is that a typical install?
     

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    Re: Badger M5 Bedding Pillars

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Highground</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The M4 bottom metal that GAP installed on a stock I had a while back, looked like it was bedded with something. It had a thin black layer around it between where they inletted the stock and the metal itself. I didn't have the stock long after that and never took it apart to see what it was. Is that a typical install?</div></div>

    It was most likely a stock inletted from McMillan for an M5 and they bedded it for the M4, the M5 is just a hair bigger so they fill in the void with bedding (that thin black layer). I've seen it on another of their stocks, perfectly sound way of doing it. On mine, when I converted to M5, I just dremeled out that thin black line and the M5 fit perfect.

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    Re: Badger M5 Bedding Pillars

    Actually, that stock was just a BDL inlet. I guess it is possible that GAP could have accidently inletted it for a M5 and fixed it to work. It was no big deal, they did a good job and it looked fine. They will be the choice for the M5 when I have it done.
     

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    Re: Badger M5 Bedding Pillars

    it's normal practice to bed the bottom metal on an all out build. even if it fits nice. but it could also be from when the pillars were glued in.