Originally Posted by FEENIX
I need to replace a factory recoil lug on my trusty old Savage 111F in .300 WM. The most common choices available are .240/.250", .300", and .500". The .240/.250" is closest (but thicker) to that of the factory. Are there any further advantage/disadvantage if I go with .300" or .500" (almost 2x in price)?
Thank you in advance for your advice.
I like the .200 or .225s because of the excessive in letting in the stock that you have to do when
going to the thicker ones.
The standard is around .187 , so the .200 or .225 is thicker and stronger than the original
and works fine.
The .250 is the largest that I will use because any thicker and you will have to remove lots of
stock in a key area.
PTG. sells all of these thicknesses and midway has them also.
Most factory recoil lugs are stamped and require softer metal . the after market lugs are cut and
ground from stronger metal and perfectly flat/true, so even the .200 lug is much stronger.
Just my opinion.
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