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Old 12-10-2009, 10:00 AM
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Re: No Recoil Lug - What say ye?

Should you decide to weld on this action might I offer this:

Make a mandrel from brass or aluminum that will fit in the receiver bore. Ideally it should be made so that it'll thread into the receiver the way the barrel does.

This is nothing more than a heat sink. I'm not saying you'll ruin your action by welding on it, I sometimes think folks get too carried away worrying about it, but doing it this way pacifies the paranoia demons and only takes a little more time to do.

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Old 12-10-2009, 10:22 AM
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Re: No Recoil Lug - What say ye?

Thanks Chad, I might opt to have it drilled and tapped instead. First I'll just let it float and see how that works.


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Old 10-20-2013, 02:51 PM
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Here is an update to this thread. This rifle has been sitting in the closet since this thread was started. A couple of months ago I got my smith to machine a new recoil lug with a lug that fits into the slot in the bottom of the receiver.

However, this did not solve the accuracy problem. I thoroughly cleaned the barrel and loaded up some sub max loads of RL17 and E-Tips and went to the range. I fired three 3 shot groups which averaged about 3" @ 100 yds

I think the problem is the barrel. Next phase, new Benchmark barrel and chamber to 6mm SAUM bedded into a McMillan stock.

Thanks much to those who made inputs to this thread

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Thanks to Beretta for all your help - not
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:31 PM
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Re: No Recoil Lug - What say ye?

This problem around the recoil - lug in Sakos/Tikkas is known quite a while and many are still wondering why Beretta (owner) doesn't solve the issue in a reasonable way for their customers. Many of these rifles in a calibre stronger than 308W are worn out on short terms due to the bed/support of their recoil - lug. It should be quite an easy operation to install something more durable. Maybe profits are an obstacle...
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Im blown away that a high end manufacturer like SAKO is doing this. That is crap.
On the flip side I look forward to the pics of your new 6 SAUM!
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:14 AM
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Im blown away that a high end manufacturer like SAKO is doing this. That is crap.
On the flip side I look forward to the pics of your new 6 SAUM!
I'm very surprised that SAKO allows a weak engineering design like that in their rifles. They cant be that dumb and I'm sure they're not that dumb. I'm sure someone in the food chain decided to cut some cost there. My smith poited out that the simple "L" shaped designed allowed them to mass produce the lug from a piece of extruded aluminum. Adding the additional lug to fit the receiver slot requires a lot more machining and wasted material. But how much more could it cost for a $1600 rifle?

Yeah, I chose the 6 SAUM because it was a lighter cartridge than the 300 WSM. Same bolt thrust but less recoil. I figured it would work better with that lug system they have,

The poor design is bad enough, but most SAKO's and Tikka's shoot well. But every now and then you get a lemon. What really ticks me off is Beretta's treatment of me.
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Re: No Recoil Lug - What say ye?

6mm-SAUM?


There wouldn't be some long skinny CEB's in the near future, would there be?
(how did the prototypes work anywho?)


Sounds like a very interesting cartridge.


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