Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman
I just pulled appart my Sako 85 Finnlight 300 WSM after getting it back from the factrory for the second time. It has been giving me fits for poor accuracy. I was planning on pillar bedding it and possibly bedding the action as well. When I pulled the barreled action out of the stock,to my surprise and amazement there was no recoil lug. The only place I can see where recoil is being transferred to the stock is in the tang area of the receiver which is somewhat thickened - about 3/16" and recessed into the plastic stock. That's it.
Wha'd'ya think? This doesn't look like very good engineering - am I missing something?
Is this a problem, and if it is, what can be done about it?
Thanks for your thoughts,
Some of the Sako's have a angle shaped piece that is trapped around the front action screw
boss and it fits in a slot in the stock.(Not a very good system).
What it sounds like is that they left it out and without it it probably won't shoot very good.
The fix is to have someone machine a front pillar that fits over the screw boss very tight
and uses the boss as a recoil lug in conjunction with the front pillar. The pillar needs to be large
with a lot of contact with the stock (5/8'' to 3/4'') and bedded into the stock. Make the
hole in the pillar larger than the screw so it does not become part of the recoil system.
Some of the older Sako,s used a cross bolt through the stock that engaged the action and
acted as a recoil lug.
PS; You are right about the rear tang being a bad place for recoil control.
This fix will normally help the Sako's along with a good full bed and float.
I hope this will help you.
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