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#6473265 - 09/29/16 07:49 AM Bases with recoil lugs?
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What do you guys say? They seem pointless on low recoil guns. Do they help on magnums when you have a big, heavy scope?

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#6473290 - 09/29/16 08:10 AM Re: Bases with recoil lugs? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Which particular rifle / bases are you referring to?
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#6473313 - 09/29/16 08:22 AM Re: Bases with recoil lugs? [Re: Creedmoor]
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Originally Posted By: Creedmoor
Which particular rifle / bases are you referring to?


No particular rifle. Bases such as Seekins, Nightforce, etc. Just curious at what point, if any, does a recoil lug on base become necessary? Magnums, Ultra Magnums, 50 cal?

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#6473883 - 09/29/16 02:50 PM Re: Bases with recoil lugs? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Don't see the need on a rimfire but on any centerfire I want them. Better safe than sorry.
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#6474041 - 09/29/16 04:44 PM Re: Bases with recoil lugs? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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I have them on every Rem 700, 5 seekins bases. For one,consistency as well all wear seeking rings. My rim fire does not because seekins does not make a base for a CZ 455. And my AW has a Spuhr mount which has a lug
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#6474082 - 09/29/16 05:13 PM Re: Bases with recoil lugs? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Any recoil lug on the base will help hold it in place from moving during firing. I like them. But, I have had some bases that had the recoil lugs, and caused the screw holes to be out of center, so one or both of the measurements were off. I could not get the base to work because of the recoil lugs. But when they work, I like them.
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#6474650 - 09/30/16 08:09 AM Re: Bases with recoil lugs? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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That kind of what I figured. They seem highly unnecessary on anything that is low recoil. But on a hard recoiling gun or magnum I can see them being useful.

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