I'm considering purchasing a walnut-stock Sako 85 in 270 Win. I've read about the odd recoil-lug setup consisting of a metal plate screwed into the top inletting of the stock, with a lug on the bottom of the receiver dropping into a recess in the plate. This sure seems unreasonably complicated when simply machining the more usual recoil lug on the bottom of the receiver (as with the L- and A-series Sakos) would have been better. This approach should have been easy since, if they can machine the small lug on the receiver bottom to fit into the hole in the plate, they presumably could have machined a wider and deeper lug to function on its own as the recoil lug. However, maybe I'm missing something here. I'm wondering whether anyone has tried either pillar-bedding, or just glass-bedding, this action. I can see an easy pillar installation at the rear tang, but am not sure how you'd do a front pillar. Maybe topping out on the bottom of the metal plate? The advantage I see for pillar bedding is keeping the tension on the action from the stock constant with changing weather conditions. Glass bedding, without the pillars, might help in this regard as well. What do you all think?