MemberFebruary 11, 2016 at 4:23 am21 Bullseyes
not sure what you need but if you are using a Tikka get the hard recoil lug from mtn tacktical
AdministratorFebruary 11, 2016 at 3:24 pm15 Bullseyes
I'm actually making some of those right now out of 17-4PH H900
They are machined to match the action and have an indexing pin.
It's for a contract with a 3 letter agency. If I get some time, I'll post some pictures.
These do require you to face the front of the action, but if you're screwing on a new barrel any way it's a minor task.
MemberFebruary 12, 2016 at 12:21 am1 Bullseye
Jason do you have any up for sale yet?
AdministratorFebruary 12, 2016 at 12:42 am15 Bullseyes
Not yet. I finished 3 prototypes this morning and they are in the heat treat oven right now.
The material I'm using will take 200k psi before it yields. I'm thinking of switching our standard lugs to this metal. Imus pretty sweet!
MemberFebruary 12, 2016 at 4:48 am1 Bullseye
Jason, do you think the rem 700 style lugs your doing will work better then the gen 2 recoil lugs u got now?
AdministratorFebruary 12, 2016 at 5:35 am15 Bullseyes
It depends on what kind of build you are doing.
For a factory rifle our Gen2 lug is excellent. I've built several competition rifles using the standard lug as well.
YukonAl has had great success using a Remington style lug in his customs.
The key is making sure you face the action perfectly square and that the shoulder of the new barrel is perfectly square. Otherwise you can induce some strange harmonics. This is why Remmy guys pay so much money to have their actions trued and blue printed when they don't shoot from the factory.
If you're building a full on custom, then why not? If you need it correctly, you can actually take advantage of using both lugs.
This rifle will end up being a .260 with an M24 contour barrel. It'll be bed in a Manners T5. Hopefully, this style of recoil lug will help support the heavy barrel being installed and reduce stress on the action.
I guess this is a really long answer all to say it depends 🙂
MemberFebruary 13, 2016 at 2:47 am21 Bullseyes
What would it cost to refit a tikka with the new type of lug?
AdministratorFebruary 13, 2016 at 2:55 am15 Bullseyes
I'd have to look at how much time it will take.
I have to face the radius off the front of the action, mill an indexing slot for the pin, inlet the stock for the new lug, and preferably bed the action at the same time. Additionally, the barrel has to be relieved for proper head space since the shoulder would be too far forward once the added material is installed.
It would definitely have to be a package deal. Preferably with a new barrel install.
Just thinking out loud.
How much demand is there for this kind of modification?
MemberFebruary 14, 2016 at 3:46 am1 Bullseye
MemberFebruary 14, 2016 at 4:09 am21 Bullseyes
so conceivably a package deal would run $300-500 plus barrel?
AdministratorFebruary 14, 2016 at 5:31 am15 Bullseyes
Exactly. With the barrel work needed, I think it would only make sense if someone was screwing a new barrel on. Then there would be no additional time needed for barrel work as the shoulder would be cut appropriately as part of the chamber/threading process.
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