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Old July 1, 2010, 10:39 AM   #1
antiwhackos
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Tang: To bed or not to bed?

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
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Old July 1, 2010, 06:13 PM   #2
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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.

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Old July 2, 2010, 02:55 AM   #3
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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.
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Old July 2, 2010, 10:32 AM   #4
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Thank both of you for your responses.
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