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Recoil lug...?

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Unread 11-30-2003, 10:30 PM
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Re: Recoil lug...?

I'm a little confused about anyone at BAT asking about recoil lugs. I thought they all had lugs midway back the action just like mine does. Underneath, where they magwell would be, if not a single shot, there is a slot cut and a recoil lug sits up underneath the action there. If need be, it's a little farther forward I think.

The bottom of a BAT is so thick and the tang so large, that I can't immagine needing anything more than that even though they mine has the other lug, I use the tang for other reasons. It has more surface area exposed on the tang of a Remington lug has. That is an 1.550 action though. Just don't sit on the shear of the screws and you'll be fine. I've never tried a glue in and I'm not sure I want to just for the permanent nature of it.
If you have something that you disassemble and reassemble enough times, sooner or later, you'll have two!
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Unread 12-01-2003, 12:07 AM
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Re: Recoil lug...?

Say you have a model 70
the recoil lug is part of the action
Has anyone heard of placing an additional
recoil lug between the action and the barrel
or is that overkill????
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Unread 12-01-2003, 09:00 AM
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Re: Recoil lug...?

Hey Devil... er... Jake [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Your right if the screws are touching then somethings botched!
However, the tang on that action in your pic don't look much different than a Nesika tang and they all have lugs! But your right on the action flexing- that one would flex less than a Remmy. But it will still be there.
Glue in is not answer for recoil. You would be totally relying on the bonding of the epoxy between the stock and the action. No thanks. Without another recoil surface, it would shoot loose over time.
Look at a Badger, Tubb, Holland lug- they stick down a hell of a lot more than a factory lug.
I'm not saying you can't build a rifle without a lug but there must be a reason why 99.99% of all rifles have 'em. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
Chris Matthews
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Unread 12-01-2003, 03:09 PM
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Re: Recoil lug...?

If the BAT, and other have a built in recoil lug(s), that answers a lot of it right there.
Brent Moffitt
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Unread 12-01-2003, 03:40 PM
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Re: Recoil lug...?

Some smiths also machine a recess in the action where the pillar is to go and can be used for recoil purposes. I learned this when I recently bought a Quadlite action from RPA. It comes with a recoil lug but can be installed using just the pillars so I am told. It is a different approach but I am told that it works. I am actually having this action installed a little overkill because I am going to use the recoil lug and the four pillars that can be installed. A little extra but better peace of mind!!!!
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Unread 12-01-2003, 03:43 PM
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Re: Recoil lug...?

As an add on the RPA Quadlock has two built in lugs!!!
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Unread 12-01-2003, 07:25 PM
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Re: Recoil lug...?

Hey Chris.. I ain't so sure that a soul would be totally relying on the glue joint for recoil absorbtion.. Most of the custon actions I am familiar with are set into the inletting as opposed to setting on the inletting like most round actions do.. That's where the "recoil lug effect" comes from at the rear of the action.. As stated before, there's always the possibility that this theory is total equine ca-ca.. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
.. I'd be suprised if'n 'ol Brent isn't anxiously awaiting a return email from Bruster Thom hisself on th' subject as we speak.. Hehehe.. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] d:^) JiNC
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