MemberAugust 31, 2016 at 2:41 pm105 Bullseyes
If its not properly seated, you have a problem with the depth on the recoil lug…may not be pressed in far enough…
When installing the action, slide the action from front to back over the lug to help get it aligned properly.
This should help it slide and drop right in place, should be able to squeeze it together quite easily with your hands. Before you torque the screws, hold the gun vertical (barrel up) and tap the stock on the floor to help seat the action on the lug…sometimes this helps.
Good luck. Sounds like your entire problem is revolving around the recoil lug not installed properly…to high.
Its not uncommon for this to happen if the lug peels off some of the stick and traps it underneath as its being inserted…this will cause it to be too high and give you the issue you seem to be having.