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    correct procedure to realine a recoil lug?

    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?
    Last edited by riflehunter583; 04-10-2014 at 14:23.

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    Guess your local smith might be a Blacksmith?
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    lets see what others say but I think you might be right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by riflehunter583 View Post
    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?

    Hmm

    suggest that they don't touch your rifle (or any other for that matter)


    Correct procedure is undo the barrel from the action - clean threads while out - degrease, place back in barrel clamp with alignment fixture fitted to action and re torque action.

    If its a factory barrel, then it will be difficult to get off.

    If the rifle has been rebarrelled than it won't be so bad.

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    Who said hit it with a hammer ?

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    basically I had a rethread job done by a local gun shop. and the shop subs the work out to a man that works from home.

    its the man that works from home who did the threading/ and who suggested the above.
    Last edited by riflehunter583; 04-10-2014 at 17:18.

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    Was it OK when it went off to have the work done? If so he who causes the problem sorts the problem in my humble opinion.

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    would prefer to find a competent smith now.

    wouldn't take it back to them if they paid me now.

    some people are 'pretend' professionals by the sounds of it.

    not just in the shooting industry either.

    nether the shop or the supposed smith had any go/no go gauges so I have found out which does not fill me with confidence.
    Last edited by riflehunter583; 04-10-2014 at 17:54.

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    But they do have a selection of hammers.

    Get them to knock up some wrought iron gates next time.
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    Competent gun smith is the way to go as I would think the lug needs removing to straighten. There is then an alignment tool that can used when putting it back together.

    Paul

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