Rem 700 Recoil Lug

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by 13point, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. 13point

    13point Well-Known Member

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    Which Recoil Lug do you guy like to use for 700 builds? I think this is the last part I need to decide on for my 6.5x47 build. I read where some like tapered lugs and some are totally against them. I would just like to get some info. to help me decide.

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  2. tayhot

    tayhot Well-Known Member

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    Tubbs oversized
     

  3. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    The Tubb recoil lug is a great choice. I used the Holland lug for my 338RUM build & am pleased as well. Some 'smiths build their own lugs, talk to your smith, they can provide some fantastic info based on their experience.
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Lugs that are tapered can be removed easier than the strait ones but there is no difference in
    the accuracy potential unless you remove the action a lot. then the tapered one does less damage
    to the bedding.

    The main thing to look for is a surface ground lug that is precise. I prefer a .200 or a .225 thick
    lug because of the stock. (Any thicker and you have to remove to much stock material in the
    recoil recess to make room for the heaver/thicker ones and they are not nessary because most
    factory lugs are .187 and strong enough but not ground flat/true.

    Some people like the .250 thick lug and that is the thickest I would use under any circumstance.

    Just my opinion

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    I prefer the factory lug, I just lap them to true if necessary, using a diamond flat plate. If you have an air compressor repair facility nearby, they will surface lap it for you for very little money.
     
  6. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    I am using Hollands. I use his jig for pinning them too.
     
  7. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    factory!!!