Savage LRH not free floated

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  1. teampete

    teampete Well-Known Member

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    Hey all. I recieved my savage LRH in 300 win mag. The fore end of the stock was not free floated. Only the first half inch or so. So i sent that stock back to savage and they sent me another one. Installed it and the same thing. I know when speaking to the lady she said this was the "new accustock". Should i just sand down the fore end of the stock so it is free floated or should I send it in and let them mess with it?? Has anyone else had this issue with savage and their accustock?
     
  2. Jinx-)

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    I've seen stories about LRH, do search on Savageshooters website, or just get B&C stock with aluminum bedding block. Personally I would bedded to get free-float, I did it on SPS stock where barrel not supposed to be free-floated.
     
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  3. WildRose

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    Savage should fix this for you. However considering the turn around time you might be better off just having a local gunsmith take care of it for you.

    My question though would be as to wether or not the stock itself is warped. If it is it might take a considerable amount of work to free float the barrel and you'll end up in the end with a warped stock.

    You paid a premium to get that stock, and they should make it right. If you have a gunsmith work on it instead of sending it back you could lose any warranty that applies to the stock.

    Call Savage.
     
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    I got their LRPV, it supposed to have HS Precision stock, when I opened box it had laminate which doesn't have aluminum bedding block. This stock using pillars, but those pillars to short so action had no contact with them. This makes me think, what happen to quality control...
     
  5. Greyfox

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    I just got one in 6.5x284 and had the same thing. it is simple to fix it with a dowel wrapped with sandpaper in about 5 minutes. There is a very small contact area at the end of the stock. I quickly got over this oversight on the part of Savage when I saw how accurate this rifle is!!!!!
     
  6. teampete

    teampete Well-Known Member

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    Greyfox, do you have one of the new accustocks?? The ones without the wedge?? When did you get your gun? Also did u torque the action screws to a certain number with a torque wrench??
     
  7. Greyfox

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    teampete,

    Yes, my LRH is a current model with the Accustock, however, Savage makes the Accustock in two forms, one without the wedge, one with. The LRH's do not have a wedge, just a fairly lug recess. The rest of the accustock is the same. I did use a torque wrench to tighten the bedding screws making sure that the lug made contact in the recess per the instructions. I used 45 pounds of torque.
     
  8. teampete

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    Thanks for the info guys. I spoke to one of my buddies who works at the local range here in PHX and a pretty experienced shooter. He says that some guns need a little presure point at the fore end of the stock. He said especially in larger calibers. He said something about shims? Is this true? He recomends I shoot the gun as is and see how it shoots. I thought the accustock was supposed to be free floated? Why would savage send me 2 stocks that aernt?
     
  9. Greyfox

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    If you plan on going for maximum accuracy I would strongly recommend that you float it. Not floating it is a screw up by Savage.
     
  10. kudu

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    I bought the LRH in a 7mm RM. After shooting 3" groups at 100 yards I checked the barrel and it was not free floated. I took a Dremel tool to it and free floated the barrel (that was an easy job). Now it shoots 1 1/4" groups at 100 Yards. Not what I was hoping for from this gun. Ordered a new barrel from McGowan (7 weeks ago- hoping it arrives shortly) and I will see if it shoots any better. The next step is to try a whole new stock and give up on the whole accustock thing.
     
  11. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe the LRH is designed with an intentional pressure point based on the ones I've examined although I haven't removed any stocks.

    You can easily free float it with a dowel and sandpaper as explained.

    Also as others stated, don't expect Savage to warranty anything if you make any such modifications.

    Like your buddy said, shoot it first. If it sucks, then get Savage to repair or replace it. If it just needs a tweak, then float it yourself.

    -- richard
     
  12. Nomosendero

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    My understanding is the old Accustock had the wedge & the new one does not. My question would be if Sav. thought the wedge gave an advantage, what did they do to offset that advantage by now selling the stock without the wedge?
     
  13. Greyfox

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    I'm not sure the wedge is that big of an advantage if you follow the instructions and make sure the lug is snug against the recess. As a matter of fact, I prefer it. My buddy has a stock with the wedge and it's a pain to make are it's positioned properly when putting the action back in the stock. My rifle shoots consistently under 1.5"at 500 yards so I guess the bedding is OK.
     
  14. WEATHERBY460

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    SO should the accustock on a lrh be free floated or not? The current one I have is not, and I am getting inconsistant vertical groups...so i am blaming it in the stock not beeing free floated...please advise. thanks