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Unread 11-25-2003, 10:18 PM
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Recoil lug...?

Building a 6.5/284 (Krieger #17 in an A5)...should it have a recoil lug? What do they do exactly? Stabilize the barrel/action against the stock during recoil?
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    Unread 11-25-2003, 10:28 PM
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    Re: Recoil lug...?

    Yes, that's why they're called recoil lugs.
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    Re: Recoil lug...?

    You should use a thicker hardened aftermarket lug, such as Badger Ordinance, Holland, Tubb etc...

    Recoil will cause the thin factory recoil lug to flex, and yes you do need one, the action will shift and wear out the bedding prematurely, inconsistantcies will cause accuracy will suffer. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    Who's doing the work on it?
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    Unread 11-29-2003, 09:41 PM
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    Re: Recoil lug...?

    Hey Brent-

    Gonna have Bruce at BAT put it together...using his action. He asked me if I thought I needed the recoil lug...that's why I was wondering if it would matter or not.
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    Bat does mighty fine work. I have a 300 wsm on one of his actions and love it. You'll only cry once with a bat and that's when you pay for it. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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    MC,

    That sounds off the wall for any smith to say, unless perhaps he wondered if you planned on using a barrel block as the recoil lug?
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    Re: Recoil lug...?

    Are you having the action glued in the stock?
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