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Old 05-17-2013, 03:19 AM
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Re: Float tang on Savage 12 in Bell and Carlson?

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It shoots better groups.
Oh, I thought it made it worse

But what is it about floating it that makes it shoot better? Will Remingtons shoot better with a floated tang, or is it just Savages?
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:08 AM
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Re: Float tang on Savage 12 in Bell and Carlson?

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Oh, I thought it made it worse

But what is it about floating it that makes it shoot better? Will Remingtons shoot better with a floated tang, or is it just Savages?
Just Savage rifles. Don't do it on a Remington. I have the Savage 12 F-Class in .260 Rem. I skim bedded it and floated the tang after finding it would not shoot well. It now shoots very well. Try it both ways to see whats best in your rifle. You can always put it back if it does not shoot better but i would say it will shoot better. Another thing to consider is the bedding/action screw tension. Check out STAN PATE and you will see what i mean. Good luck with it. ..... SEMPER FI! .... LARRY
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:04 AM
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Re: Float tang on Savage 12 in Bell and Carlson?

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Oh, I thought it made it worse

But what is it about floating it that makes it shoot better? Will Remingtons shoot better with a floated tang, or is it just Savages?

To clarify as much as I can. Floating of the tang on Savages has proven useful due to the location of the rear action screw as opposed to the Rem 700 & clones thereof.

Action with the Rem footprint have the rear action screw actually located in the tang. The Savage model rifle has the rear action screw located just in front of the trigger as opposed to behind it.

The Savage setup basically allows the Savage tang to "float" out in space. If the bedding at the tang isn't done correctly (think sllightly higher than the rest of the bedding) the tang can act as a lever, camming (for lack of a better term) on the action as the rear action screw is tightened.

This camming action has the ability to negatively affect accuracy & possibly bolt manipulation, trigger function etc (in severe cases).


With the Rem, it would be difficult if not impossible to float the tang as the rear action screw directly attaches to the tang. Any type of floating of the tang would remove any clamping force on the rear of the action & generally give the shooter a bad taste in the accuracy department.

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Old 05-20-2013, 12:59 AM
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Re: Float tang on Savage 12 in Bell and Carlson?

Thanks for the clarification guys. Makes sense to me now.
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