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 🙂