Vanguard bottom metal problem?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by tbrice23, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    Looking closely I see a lip around the action holes for the bottom metal. The rear lip looks mis shaped (flawed). They fit just below and in line with the steel pillars. The action screwes don't touch the sides of the bottom metal (that's good).
    Are these supposed to be here to float the bottom metal ? or should I grind them off.
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  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    It is just for alignment and should go down in the stock allowing the bottom metal to contact the stock inletting.

    If you pillar bed the stock they can be ground down or contact the pillars at the same time
    the bottom metal contacts the stock. Ether way you want to end up with a metal to metal to
    metal contact(Action to pillar to floor metal) and the action screws floating (Not touching the sides of the pillars).

    If the bottom of the boss is not square I would probably grind it off if I pillar bedded the rifle.

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  3. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    The stock is steel pillar bedded already. The lips are the only thing touching the steel pillars.