Originally Posted by gih
removing material from the stock wherever a rub mark was evident
rear screw first as recommended by the majority of Savage nerds I have read.
I like my Savages.
Just the same the most difficult to sort out new rifle I succeeded in straightening out was a Savage synthetic stock sporter.
Among other problems were six stock to metal contact points that should not have been.
A little sanding was it took to give the rifle a chance to shoot small groups.
Everyone I've spoken with about Savage action screw tightening says FRONT screw FIRST.
For what it's worth.