LRI Precision Recoil Lugs for M700 and Tikka-T3 style actions
As with most of our products, they are fostered from the need to solve a genuine problem. Our M700 type lugs are offered in the original Remington OEM footprint in 3 different material options; Carbon, Stainless, and Titanium.
The M700 Profile Heavy Tactical lug was made to answer the needs of shooters desiring a heavier lug profile that is still capable of dropping into today's popular chassis-type rifle stocks. The M700 profile lugs share many of the same fundamental features. However, this lug is narrower across the lower portion so that it will fit without additional machine work to the stock.
Our recoil lugs address the need to be gentle with bedding work. While very strong, epoxies are susceptible to abrasion and chipping damage. We minimize this risk by designing our lugs with generous corner fillets and a machined edge on all sides of the part. Additional features include a chamfer on the internal bore where the barrel passes through. This "edge break" is large enough so that when using a 1/64" radius turning tool on the lathe to fit a barrel, the fillet created by the tool can remain, thus creating a stronger joint vs. an undercut, aka "virtual" corner.
We offer three material options for M700 recoil lugs. 4130 Chromoly, 17-4 Stainless, and 6AL4V Titanium. Tikka lugs are offered in stainless steel only.
M700 lugs are made with a pair of dowel pin holes (2) in the lug body to pin them to the receiver. This is an important upgrade for a bedded rifle, ensuring the lug will clock to the same location after a barrel change. Combined with the 2* draft angle on the sides of the lug, the barreled action will separate from the stock with much less effort than other designs during disassembly.
Last, the lug bore is enlarged to 1.09". This way, a 1.0625" diameter barrel tennon never makes contact with it. The only loading applied is front and aft. Doing so ensures the lug doesn't bias the joint between the barrel and receiver when pulled up tight.
We've proven time and time again that the Tikka action is an underdog holding enormous potential for reliable, rugged, and exceptionally accurate rifles. Upgrading to our recoil lug for the Tikka requires radical and invasive machine work to the receiver's front ring. This alteration stems from client requests to fit a Tikka barreled action into wood and composite rifle stocks not originally designed for this receiver.
We chose this recoil lug design over the factory version because it has a long legacy of success. Combined with our highly admired stocking services, you are rewarded with a rock-solid foundation capable of delivering predictable performance in any circumstance.
-Note: This lug is not a drop-in fit. It requires invasive machine work to the front ring on the action. This work should only be performed by a qualified machinist/gunsmith fluent and comfortable with machining heat-treated steels. LRI is happy to perform this service for you.
This process is a bell that cannot be unrung. A barreled action modified this way will no longer fit into a factory or aftermarket stock inletted in the OEM format.
Tikka receiver modification service can be found here:
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