Originally Posted by jstuck624
Bed the recoil lug vs the action? What does that mean? And thanks for the help. Any pointers on where I could go to find out about the mag? Guess I could just ask stockys wen I order it
If you look at the bottom side of your barrel right where it screws into the action you will see the recoil lug, that fits down into your stock. Lug is a weird name for it....It's just a square piece or "lug"of steel that stops the action from riding back in the stock upon recoil. With a good release agent you can start by bedding this section without having to use clay and all the other things necessary things to bed the entire action.
You probably can't go wrong bedding the entire action, but you need to watch some instructional videos, have plenty of patience, or just have someone do it for you.
If it were me, I would shoot the rifle, then drop in in the stock and see how it shoots comparably. I don't think EVERY rifle benefits from a bedding job. You will also get some idea how the action fits in the stock....loose, tight, side to side movement, rolling action.
I replaced about 3 stocks, bedding and all on some of my lesser rifles, just to beat the learning curve before I tackled my long range rig. If you have the money it helps to tinker. You learn a lot and you figure out what not to do.
there are lots of instructional videos and reads about bedding jobs, etc.