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Thread: Should the recoil lug be to the front or back of the removed recoil lug area?

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    Should the recoil lug be to the front or back of the removed recoil lug area?

    The stock I have has a larger recoil lug opening than my Badger recoil lug is....so there is little wiggle room in Front/Back, Both sides, and the bottom...should the recoil be pushed to the front of the lug area or tight to the face of the Alum bedding Block? or does it matter...i was reading something about a floating recoil lug...
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    The back of the recoil lug should make full contact with the stock. The sides, front, and bottom are not as critical, and having a bit of space in those locations makes removing the barreled action from the stock much easier.

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    Yeah I think what you are looking for is to remove material in front of the lug, dont touch where it touches in the rear if you want a drop in fit.

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    This came up in a conversation because i have always been told that a scope should always be pushed forward against the rail, i was thinking the Lug would be the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEOHUNTER View Post
    This came up in a conversation because i have always been told that a scope should always be pushed forward against the rail, i was thinking the Lug would be the same.
    You need to think about how the forces are applied to various components during the recoil phase.