my recoil lug on my remmington 700 is at 7 o clock when it should be at 6 o clock.
in other words it has been turned clockwise a little and does not fit well in a stock.
the barrel/lug/receiver is bonded together very very firmly and is no loose at all.
my local smith recommends to clamp the barrel in a lathe and hit the lug round with a hammer until its at 6 o clock?? is this ok? with or without the scope on he recons it makes no difference?
what is the correct procedure to correct the alignment of the lug?