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Recoil lug...?

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Unread 12-01-2003, 07:53 PM
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Re: Recoil lug...?

I was clarifying that a glue in kob alone would not hold up. I understand what you are saying about flat bottom setting in, not on the bedding. But a weak arguement because again I point to Nesika. They commonly build "benchrest" actions in the round configuration with a tang that goes "in" the stock/bedding not on top like a Remmy. Point is is doen't really make a difference whether it is round or flat bottomed (that'a a whole 'nother arguement that will never be settled) it still needs some kind of recoil surface. Regardless, recoiling surface being on the tang still puts the action into compression even in super stiff custom single shots and even in low recoiling "benchrest" calibers.
And to answer your question about the amount of lug sticking below the action- the reason the Badger's, Tubb etc stick down more than a standard Remmy or even a Win. is to provide more surface area to spread the recoil load over. Leverage does not come into play as there is no pivot point. Recoil comes straight back. It does not rotate anything in the stock.
To answer MC's original question probably needs a little more info from him- I would guess the smith at BAT was asking him what lug he wanted, not IF he wanted one but I could be wrong.
Chris Matthews
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Unread 12-03-2003, 01:56 AM
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Re: Recoil lug...?

Funny Jake. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Transmission fun has really been keeping me buisy lately!

I'm not sure which action you're getting this done on, but here's what Bruce told me:


All of our 8.5 model M, have them machined into the bottom with a crossbar .5 sqaure 1.0 long bolted in. The 10 model L also has this type of recoil lug.

Now our smaller actions, the models B and S do not have this type of recoil lug, they have a cut about 1.3 long and .2 deep across the bottom of the action. This forms a reverse type recoil lug when the action is bedded, and is plenty of recoil area for any cartridge up to a 308- 30-06 size. We have added the cross bar type lug to a couple of the B models over the years, on special request There is not a whole lot of area gained using the crossbar VS the cut in the bottom.

I hope this clears up your question!

Brent Moffitt
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