View Full Version : Tang: To bed or not to bed?

July 1, 2010, 10:39 AM
Years ago I always included the tang in a bedding job. Those rifles all had rear action screws into the tang. Today I see a lot of chatter about free floating the tang. Is a free floated tang only beneficial when there is no screw into the tang? al

July 1, 2010, 06:13 PM
I've always found it beneficial to fully bed the rear/upper tangs of rifles I'm stocking/bedding - but at the same time also clearancing the rear edge/side of the tang from the stock/inletting.


July 2, 2010, 02:55 AM
Savage rifles definitely seem to like a free-floated tang and they don't have a tang screw, so I guess it makes sense to me. Every rifle can have it's quirks though.

July 2, 2010, 10:32 AM
Thank both of you for your responses.