Originally Posted by Camshaft
Just a heads up, Savages tend to do better with the tang floating, just my experience and advice I have gotten from others. I dont bed past the trigger assembly.
Ditto^^^ Don't bed the tang, leave it floated. here's a tip, the last Savage I bedded, I used a piece of putty under the tang (very small piece) in relation to a couple pieces in the bbl channel to hold the correct height of the barreled action with the show lines of the stock, then you can chisel, grind & sand to your hearts content (I was also installing new pillars, which helped). With the putty holding the barreled action where I wanted it, I didn't have to worry about high spots or low spots or an out of square relation between the action & stock (if that makes any sense
). If you get some bedding compound in the mag well area or in the trigger area, so what, that is what they make a dremel or file for.