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Disclaimer: These are just my observations. Take them with a grain of salt.

It's easy to do a simple bedding job, but great bedding is difficult.

Some guns are a lot more difficult to bed than others, but I think a bolt action like your Savage will likely be on the easier side. It depends on how much stuff is bolted to the underside of the receiver and how much contact surface can be bedded.

I have found that a good release agent is your best buddy, and Kiwi neutral shoe polish is great. Coverage is more important than quanitity, and in fact I buff down the shoe polish to make as thin a layer as possible. As long as it's there, epoxy won't stick to it. You just have to be positive that you have an even coating on every thing. Regardless, the sound the barreled action makes when it's cracked out of a fresh bedding job is music to my ears every time.

Not everything in this article will apply to what you're thinking of doing, but it's good for big picture concepts to factor into whatever bedding you may do (i.e. stress free!) http://www.6mmbr.com/pillarbedding.html
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