Recoil lug in far enough?Posted by storkpkp on March 12, 2016 at 1:52 am
I installed the stainless steel recoil lug and I am not sure if this is normal. I cannot remember how much gap was there before, but I tapped the lug down with a rubber mallet. I don't think it will go any lower. https://goo.gl/photos/sFe5Hyku5G4e5dhv6
MemberMarch 12, 2016 at 3:50 am21 Bullseyes
I would take out the action and new lug, check the pocket for debris and install old lug – checking the original fit. I am wondering if some stock material got shaved from recoil lug recess when you were tapping the new one in.
if the gap is the same with the original lug, then there is something wrong with how the stock is bedded from the factory.
MemberMarch 12, 2016 at 3:54 am1 Bullseye
Are you saying that gap is too large?
MemberMarch 12, 2016 at 6:25 pm105 Bullseyes
Might be nothing wrong with the gap but I would do what Eric suggested…take the gun apart and check the lug area…if possible install the old lug, scribe or mark or line on the back side of the lug, remove and insert the new one and do the same…compare them side by side to see if there is any difference, crude method but should identify any major problem right away.
You could also try a little dab of modelling clay near the lug & action screw to see if the action is seating correctly when you torque the gun to correct specs…just enough so it will fully crush.
MemberMarch 13, 2016 at 1:32 am1 Bullseye
Well, I guess it is staying as is. I can't get the thing out and I am not gonna drill it and ruin it after paying $30 for it.
MemberMarch 13, 2016 at 5:07 am21 Bullseyes
Dog is right, the gap is not inherently a problem, I just thought is was uneven – possibly suggesting something was off kilter. My eyes may have been fooled by the angle of the photo. If it shoots well, then don't worry much.
MemberMarch 13, 2016 at 1:12 pm1 Bullseye
Awesome. Thanks for the help guys.
The gap is not uneven and the barrel appears to be floated to the point it was before. The unevenness in the pictures is likely my bad photography.
MemberMarch 15, 2016 at 3:30 am1 Bullseye
That's what happens when you don't get the action correctly and completely seated on the lug. The action is probably sitting a little forward or backward, and not completely down on the lug.
Take the action screws out, and slide the action fore and aft to try to get it to drop down over the lug. If that doesn't work, pull the barreled action and re-install it again.
MemberMarch 16, 2016 at 6:19 pm1 Bullseye
The action is certainly seated on the lug. I can't tell if the rock is normal or not. If I press right in front of the receiver, there is no rock. If I press farther up the barrel, there is a rock, but this is a floated barrel so that makes sense that there would be some.
I cannot get the lug out no matter how hard I tried, and I can safely say it is not going any farther in. It did crush evenly with the clay so I guess I will just go with it and start shooting.
Not sure what else to do at this point.
MemberMarch 18, 2016 at 12:53 pm1 Bullseye
If you still want to try to get the lug out, try to put a strip of masking tape either on the recoil lug, or inside the jaws of a pair of vise grips, and use them to snug up tight, and wiggle it out. If you are patient and careful, you should be able to get it out unharmed.
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