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Old 12-27-2012, 09:43 PM
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Savage recoil lug, and head spacing ? for 338edge

I am fixing to order a stock and checking to see what thickness of recoil lug i should use. I have a savage 116 flat rear reciever with a 300win mag barrel in it for now and fixing to unscrew it and put a 30" mcgowen 338 edge barrel in its place. The recoil lug thats on action is 3/32" thick should i go with a 1/4"? What the thoughts on it and i have the brass and dies for it. Should i head space with a sized piece of brass or get a go gauge? Please let me know what you think?
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:54 PM
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Re: Savage recoil lug, and head spacing ? for 338edge

1/4" will work fine.

I headspace all of my Savage builds with a piece of NEW brass. But, remove the ejector and extractor from the bolthead when headspacing.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:21 PM
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Re: Savage recoil lug, and head spacing ? for 338edge

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1/4" will work fine.

I headspace all of my Savage builds with a piece of NEW brass. But, remove the ejector and extractor from the bolthead when headspacing.
I have 100 pieces of new remington brand 300 remington ultra mag brass. Should i first resize to 338 edge before i use them for headspacing?
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:42 PM
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Re: Savage recoil lug, and head spacing ? for 338edge

I would try both - 300 and the necked up version.

I don't know if there is any change in shoulder angle with the reamer used on your barrel.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:07 AM
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Re: Savage recoil lug, and head spacing ? for 338edge

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1/4" will work fine.

I headspace all of my Savage builds with a piece of NEW brass. But, remove the ejector and extractor from the bolthead when headspacing.
Might try leaving the ejector out for good they shoot better.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:22 AM
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Might try leaving the ejector out for good they shoot better.
Please share, never heard of that but all ears for more accuracy
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:27 PM
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Re: Savage recoil lug, and head spacing ? for 338edge

The idea is that the brass sits in the chamber without a side fource the ejector puts on it. Its more of a factor with a factory chamber than a custom....Usually.
I'm a big fan of useing a resized case for stting the headspace but if this is your first rodeo a guage might be better?
I would also get ahold of Shawn to get on his list for brass.....
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