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Unread 12-26-2013, 11:25 AM
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Re: uneven lug contact

Yes, call Weatherby, let them fix it or recommend. We need to keep these service departments in business and they need to know if something is off. A good service department will look up the manufacture date and discuss with a supervisor. That's how QA works. Please report back here if you do.

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    Unread 12-26-2013, 12:43 PM
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    Re: uneven lug contact

    Don't do anything until you know where the problem is. It may not be just the lugs, It could be the bolt face is not square or the receiver face is not square to the bolt, ETC.

    You are right to concern yourself with head space because with belted cases It is more important
    to have good head space for accuracy and brass life.

    I would recommend that you First check Head Space and if it is between .0005 and .002 you can proceed to find where the problem is and address it.

    Just a recommendation

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    Unread 12-26-2013, 06:28 PM
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    Re: uneven lug contact

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by J E Custom View Post
    Don't do anything until you know where the problem is. It may not be just the lugs, It could be the bolt face is not square or the receiver face is not square to the bolt, ETC.

    You are right to concern yourself with head space because with belted cases It is more important
    to have good head space for accuracy and brass life.

    I would recommend that you First check Head Space and if it is between .0005 and .002 you can proceed to find where the problem is and address it.

    Just a recommendation

    J E CUSTOM
    gonna call weatherby Monday.
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    Unread 12-27-2013, 02:40 AM
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    Re: uneven lug contact

    In a perfectly square action the top lug will not touch when checking it with the trigger in place. If it shoots goods just go shoot it. I bet you find with unsized fired brass it will start showing wear on that sharpie mark in short order. Those Vanguards are usually pretty good as they come.
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    Unread 12-27-2013, 10:30 AM
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    Re: uneven lug contact

    It's his bottom lug that's not seating.
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    Unread 12-27-2013, 01:25 PM
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    Re: uneven lug contact

    This is unusual. I guess that's what I get for staying up late.
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    Unread 12-27-2013, 05:15 PM
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    Re: uneven lug contact

    shot 6 shots out of it today. 3 hornady 117 sst, 71 gr. h1000 ,215 primer. just under 1". 3 117 sst, 68.5 gr 7828, 215 primer. right at a inch. brass looked great on both loads. below book maximums. neither was as accurate as 70 grains h1000. colored both lugs with sharpie and checked them after 6 shots. still no contact on one lug.
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