heqvy recoil lug

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by jon12, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. jon12

    jon12 Well-Known Member

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    I have heard alot of people mention a heavy recoil lug pinned in place. What exactly does this do for your rifle. Is this a worth while upgrade when building a rem 700 to shoot accurately on a tight budget? Will appreciate any info on the topic. Thanks.
     
  2. steve smith

    steve smith Well-Known Member

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    The heavier recoil lug is stiffer. Being pinned allows the barrel to be switched out without having to have a lug alignment tool. Pinned recoil lugs come in very handy with switch barrel setups (one action with 2,3,4,or 5 or so barrels).
     
  3. jon12

    jon12 Well-Known Member

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    But for a rifle that has a single barrel is there an advantage to the heavy lug for accuracy, is it a worthwhile upgrade for building a LR rifle on a model 700 action(in a standard caliber, not a really hard kicking magnum)?
     
  4. kidcoltoutlaw

    kidcoltoutlaw Well-Known Member

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    BOB HART SAYS NO.i ask him when i had them do my sendero in 338 rum it is now a switch barrel gun,thanks,keith
     
  5. kidcoltoutlaw

    kidcoltoutlaw Well-Known Member

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    i forgot to say mine does have a hart break as well,thanks,keith
     
  6. H-BAR

    H-BAR Well-Known Member

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    Jon12- I went the route of the standard recoil lug and it is better to go with the heavier lug!!!


    Kidcolt- My Hart brakes didn't seem to reduce recoil as well as my KDF brakes. What I did to change this was to run a mill into the brake just even with the furthest edge of the first set of holes. This improved the performance of this brake drastically.