Making hole bigger on recoil lug

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  1. AWLEAPHART

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    Title says it. How many uses a boring bar or a reamer. A Leaphart
     
  2. jrm850

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    Manual mill, indexable boring head here.
     
  3. Doug Beach

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    Made a fixture for the lathe, use a boring bar.
     
  4. AWLEAPHART

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  5. NorCalMikie

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    Don't own a mill or a lathe. Buy new lug that fits your application.;)
     
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    I guess im lucky- probably well over 1000 remingtons and i have never needed a bigger hole in a lug. Not sure whats going on but i can tell its not right
     
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    Savage large shank lug. Already bigger
     
  9. AWLEAPHART

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    Gene,
    Looks good. What action is that lug for and what type of boring bars are you using.
    A Leaphart
     
  10. AWLEAPHART

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    Dusty
    If you square up threads on a Remington action I was thinking the lug need to be opened up a little.
    A Leaphart
     
  11. AWLEAPHART

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    You guys using taper lugs or parallel side lugs?
     
  12. carlsbad

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    Not worth the trouble. Buy a lug with the right sized hole in it.--Jerry
     
  13. Stan Taylor

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    I have read a lot about going back into a Remington an oversized the threads are they not useable the way they come I don't think I have ever read about redoing the threads on a Winchester, Ruger, savage , mausers or any other commercial actions I guess they must be better quality threads just asking.
     
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    If your not set up to do it , either on lathe or mill , sell it and buy another .
    Unless of course you plan on opening a few , the set up for accurate lathe work is like the one pictured by gene Poole . Not a easy or quick tool to make .
     
  15. AWLEAPHART

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    Yea, I Understand.
    I have 3 lathes and 2 milling machine in the shop. A Leaphart
     
  16. carlsbad

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    Well understated. I find 99/100 remington's don't need the threads reworked.
     
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  17. AWLEAPHART

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    Got yea. I guess the main reason for rethreading would be our of round.
     
  18. Stan Taylor

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    A good point.
     
  19. carlsbad

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    Main reason for rethreading would be out of alignment. The threads hold the barrel against the face of the action. Unless they are at a skew angle, or badly off center, they don't need to be changed. 9/10 machinists make threads too tight. Barrel threads should be relatively loose so the barrel can settle against the action.

    I do run a 1 1/16-16 tap into them to clean out any burrs.
     
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    Just asking for a friend??;)
     
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