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Old 01-13-2010, 11:08 PM
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BROWNING 78 Bedding Advice

I'm building a b-78 custom and was wondering if anyone has any bedding advice for this action. Since they don't have a barrel lug I'm guessing that the tang bedding is quite critical. What I've done so far is machine out a piece of aluminum, drilled out the tang area and epoxied in the pillar. I then put a thin layer of epoxy on all the wood to metal contact around the tang and it seems to fit perfectly. When I get the new bartlein barrel installed, I plan on torquing it down pretty snug. Am I on the right track? Is there more that I can do? Thanks in advance!.......Rich
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:29 AM
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Re: BROWNING 78 Bedding Advice

There's lots of ways to peel the skin from a cat.

Since your having a barrel installed, why not just add a recoil lug and bed accordingly?
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Re: BROWNING 78 Bedding Advice

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There's lots of ways to peel the skin from a cat.

Since your having a barrel installed, why not just add a recoil lug and bed accordingly?
Is that something that has been done with a B-78? Where would you put it?....Rich
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Re: BROWNING 78 Bedding Advice

Honestly, I have no idea. I'm not familiar with the action at all so if I sound like an idiot I apologize. I built a Sako once that used no recoil lug. It was keyed into the front guard screw hole. I didn't like it so I just modified the barrel tennon and cut the face of the action enough to provide something for it to shoulder up against. (the recoil lug) I chambered the gun in 6mm BR and it shot well so I guess I did ok.

I just kinda made the assumption this action is similar. Got any pics?

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Honestly, I have no idea. I'm not familiar with the action at all so if I sound like an idiot I apologize. I built a Sako once that used no recoil lug. It was keyed into the front guard screw hole. I didn't like it so I just modified the barrel tennon and cut the face of the action enough to provide something for it to shoulder up against. (the recoil lug) I chambered the gun in 6mm BR and it shot well so I guess I did ok.

I just kinda made the assumption this action is similar. Got any pics?

Chad
A B-78 is a falling block single, similar to a Ruger #1. I really don't see any possible way you could add a lug to this kind of setup. There is a steel bar that extends almost a foot out of the front of the receiver that the fore end attaches to which pretty much rules out any modification....... Rich
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There are multiple levels of feeling dumb.

I have now achieved the level of "Grand Master" and shall go forth a humble little man from now on.
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There are multiple levels of feeling dumb.

I have now achieved the level of "Grand Master" and shall go forth a humble little man from now on.
Been there done that
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