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#6868738 - 08/25/17 04:38 PM truing action
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I'm considering having this done and it will be my first time. Wouldn't the barrel need to be machined as well so when installed it makes a flush mating of the 2 surfaces? I'm no smith and need help getting my head around this completely.

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#6868739 - 08/25/17 04:43 PM Re: truing action [Re: garyrapp55]
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Yes, both would be trued. If you are building a rifle, the smith could true the front of the action. When you install a new barrel, the smith would also true the front of the barrel to mate to the action.
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#6868761 - 08/25/17 05:09 PM Re: truing action [Re: garyrapp55]
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A quality aftermarket recoil lug was recommended to be put in at that time as well. Sound right to you?

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#6868770 - 08/25/17 05:13 PM Re: truing action [Re: garyrapp55]
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A thicker recoil lug, yes. If it's the same size you are replacing it with, it won't matter.
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#6868772 - 08/25/17 05:15 PM Re: truing action [Re: garyrapp55]
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Do you do any of this work at your shop?

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#6868777 - 08/25/17 05:17 PM Re: truing action [Re: garyrapp55]
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I don't do it, no. But I have a gun smith that I use for all my work who can. What action or rifle is it?
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#6868778 - 08/25/17 05:17 PM Re: truing action [Re: garyrapp55]
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Rem700 short

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#6869115 - 08/25/17 09:39 PM Re: truing action [Re: garyrapp55]
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For what it's worth, I've kicked around this idea a few times and even spoke to a few reliable guys. Two of them told me it ain't really worth truing an action and just reinstalling a factory barrel. You will be paying so much money for marginal improvement. Besides, once any gunsmith has you rifle disassembled and action tried, then the additional cost of getting an new barrel versus them messing with your factory barrel is not that much and you will notice a much greater improvement in accuracy.

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#6869746 - 08/26/17 05:08 PM Re: truing action [Re: garyrapp55]
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Also, if the gunsmith recuts the threads in the receiver the barrel tenon threads will be too small and the barrel will need to be replaced.

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#6869785 - 08/26/17 05:59 PM Re: truing action [Re: garyrapp55]
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Originally Posted By: garyrapp55
Do you do any of this work at your shop?


Head over to Alamo Precision in Euless. They are really good with Remington stuff
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#6869825 - 08/26/17 06:43 PM Re: truing action [Re: garyrapp55]
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Buy a Tikka T-3 and rebarrel it.

It's money better spent, and you're ending up with a better action, and a trigger that does not need replacing.
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#6870288 - 08/27/17 10:25 AM Re: truing action [Re: garyrapp55]
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On most 700's, if both locking lugs are making solid contact and the bedding is squared away, they will usually shoot. Like others mentioned, I would hold off the action and recoil lug unless I was going to re-barrel, or one of the locking lugs showed less than 30% contact.
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#6870313 - 08/27/17 10:53 AM Re: truing action [Re: garyrapp55]
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What is the intended purpose of the rifle you are building? Budget? Accuracy expectations?

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#6870464 - 08/27/17 01:42 PM Re: truing action [Re: Smokey Bear]
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Originally Posted By: Smokey Bear
I would hold off the action and recoil lug unless I was going to re-barrel, or one of the locking lugs showed less than 30% contact.

After further consideration, I may do this, get it all done at the same time. I had planned on re-barreling to 6.5CM down the road, so maybe I'll wait for now.

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#6870477 - 08/27/17 02:00 PM Re: truing action [Re: MClark]
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Originally Posted By: MClark
What is the intended purpose of the rifle you are building? Budget? Accuracy expectations?

I intend to shoot paper and steel to around 800, as a hobby, I doubt I'll ever compete in a match as time constraints don't allow for it. Budget, I don't plan on getting $5k in this rifle but have no doubt I will be putting no less than $2k maybe 3. Accuracy expectations, to hit MOA at say 800 it must shoot sub MOA. Benchrest ain't my thing but I won't be satisfied until I can hit MOA sized steel at distance. This should be a reachable even for me. I have no illusions I'll be shooting out over 1000.

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