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Hey guys i need some advice I have a savage weather warrior mod 116 in 30-06 It has the factory synthetic stock that is not pillar bedded, the only positive thing about this stock in my opinion is that it actually came with a metal trigger guard.
Here is the question I have had the worse luck with overtightening the fron action screw to the point of ollowing out the plastic where the action screw is I am sure most people have this problem.
Would a pillar hlp me from overtighening as on this plastic stock i can twist it until the screw goes into the action and prevents the bolt from working. i once machined a washer to fit the front action screw and glued it into the hole where the screw head met the contactspot int the stock is that a good idea??? or should i restock with a pillar bedded stock as i know n when you tighten on pillars it tightens up real well
my theory is that plastic and metal do not mix especially when tightening a action screw up into a plastic stock where there is not at least a metal contact point
thanks for any advice in advance
 

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Methinks your've seriously overtightened those screws. Remington regularly uses thin metal washers to adjust the bedding in their M700 rifles. Placing them between the floorplate assembly and the stock. I would try the metal washer first and be a little easier on the action screws. They don't need to be that tight!
 
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