Gunsmithing Recoil lug alignment

Skeet375

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How do you align the recoil lug when you are putting on a new barrel. I was thinking of leveling the action and just trying it untill the bottom of the lug is level. But im sure there has got to be a better way. Im not sure what lug I am going to use yet.
 

wnroscoe

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Re: Recoil lug alignment

Recoil lug alignment tool that is specific to the recoil lug. There are several out there.
 

Skeet375

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Re: Recoil lug alignment

Wouldn't the trial and error with leveling the action and the bottom of the lug work. When I buy my lug I will probably get a alignment tool for that specific lug.
How do you pin a lug? Is it in to the face of the action with a short pin.
 

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Re: Recoil lug alignment

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Skeet375</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wouldn't the trial and error with leveling the action and the bottom of the lug work. When I buy my lug I will probably get a alignment tool for that specific lug.
How do you pin a lug? Is it in to the face of the action with a short pin. </div></div>

You would have to make a slot on the acton or hole in the exact position that the hole in the recoil will be. I made up my own tool buy drilling a piece of aluminum that had the ID specs of a action then drilled a hole and tapped it 1/4-28 the same as the mounting screws on the reciever. Then i milled the face of it down the thickness of the lug untill it got to be the same distance appart as the lug itself. It locates the lug on a remmy great.