recoil lug bedding

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by drpbroun5, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. drpbroun5

    drpbroun5 Well-Known Member

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    How much of the recoil lug do y'all recommend to be relieved in bedding a Model 70 and a Remington 700 action?
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    On the Rem 700's I relieve the front and both sides of the lug about the thickness of one piece of thick electrical tape.
    For the Win M-70 I only use one piec of tape accross the front of the lower part of the lug so it s a littl easier to remove.

    in either case you want the back of the lug making full contact so it take the brunt of the recoil
     

  3. drpbroun5

    drpbroun5 Well-Known Member

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    What about the bottom of the recoil lug? Do you relieve it or not?
     
  4. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I leave the bottom of the lug alone to have full contact like the back of the lug. In my mind it kinda acts like another bedding pillar and adds a little more for the stock to hold to when the action is torqued.