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Old 05-14-2013, 02:34 PM
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Float tang on Savage 12 in Bell and Carlson?

Just got a bell and carlson medalist for a savage model 12 and put it on last night. Everything fits good, but i was wondering if i need to float the tang on it. Thought i had read that a savage tang should always be floated. On this stock it is not and seems to fit just like it was bedded. Safety and everything functions just like its suppose to. Do i need to dremel it and float it or is this fine?
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:45 PM
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Re: Float tang on Savage 12 in Bell and Carlson?

I would try it first. I have always bedded the tangs on my Savages with the thought I coudl always grind it out if the gun didn't shoot. I still have the tang bedded on all three of my Savages...................
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Re: Float tang on Savage 12 in Bell and Carlson?

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I would try it first. I have always bedded the tangs on my Savages with the thought I coudl always grind it out if the gun didn't shoot. I still have the tang bedded on all three of my Savages...................

Yes this ^^^ Although I went the opposite & floated my tang, there is no reason to not test it first.

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Re: Float tang on Savage 12 in Bell and Carlson?

Thanks for the reply's guys. That is what i planned to do, but just wanted to make sure it wasn't a no no for some reason.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:40 AM
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Re: Float tang on Savage 12 in Bell and Carlson?

I would shoot it but just don't get honky on the rear screw, I always end up bedding it and floating the tang then.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:03 AM
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Re: Float tang on Savage 12 in Bell and Carlson?

Sorry for the dumb question, but why float the tang on a Savage as opposed to any other action?
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:34 AM
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Re: Float tang on Savage 12 in Bell and Carlson?

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Sorry for the dumb question, but why float the tang on a Savage as opposed to any other action?
It shoots better groups.
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