Re: Bedding the Recoil Lug.
Yes, you put lots of release agent on that recoil lug. Removing can be a pain (why most don't like doing it). I like to take the rifle apart when the epoxy is around 90% hardened. Clean everything up. Put some grease on the lug and reinstall. This makes it easier to remove after the final cure. No the grease does not rot the epoxy. In fact, I put a light film of grease on the lug at all times and have done so for years. I use a synthetic grease with zero problems.
The bedding does chip away sometimes during removal. That will not affect the overall fit or function of the bedding. The vast majority of surface area is in proper contact so a few small spaces really doesn't change anything.
Second way is something I just started doing. In some hardware stores, you can find an epoxy steel in a two tube syringe that cures in only 10min. I put a bit in the recoil lug recess and some in the rear lug area. Reassemble. The epoxy sets in no time. Take a part easily.
Now put release agent on everthing again. Use a slower cure epoxy and do the final bedding. Voila, easy removal the next day.
I have used the fast cure epoxy to do the whole job but if its a complicated fit, you will run out of time.
By the way, I also don't believe in the myth that you have to bed the full length of the action. I sometimes bed just the ends leaving the mag area unbedded. NO problems.
The most important thing is to make sure that recoil lug, front of the receiver to the mag well and 1 to 1.5" of barrel are fully bedded and supported stress free. The rear lug must also be well done. With something like a Savage, the central bolt location can make bedding tricky but must be done well and stress free.
Enjoy your new found accuracy...