From: Gale McMillan <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: "Pinning" a 700 lug, How to?
Date: 1 Feb 1996 12:04:04 -0500
Doug Owen wrote:
# Jay McMunn (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
# : Several references to "pinned recoil lug" have been seen in the
# : classified section of Precision Shooting Magazine. I assume this
# : is done to keep the lug properly indexed when changing barrels.
# : I assume that one or two dowel pins or spring pins of 1/16" or
# : 3/32" dia are installed in the lug and action. Can somebody
# : enlighten me on the standard practice?
To Pin the recoil lug it is best to either make a small shank to screw
into the action to hold the lug in place or cut an old barrel off just
ahead of the shoulder, position the lug and drill through the shoulder,
through the recoil lug and into the receiver about 3/16 of an inch with
a 1/16th drill bit, on each side of the receiver. Then press a 5/16th
long roll pin into the holes. Then your lug will stay in place in
relation to the bedding when you change barrels. It's not a bad idea to
do this on any rifle you replace the barrel on often, like competition
or varmit rifles. It saves rebedding after changing barrels.