Best/Most Economical Place To Get An Action Trued and Blueprinted

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  1. Bubba1

    Bubba1 Silver $$ Contributor

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    Is there one outfit that stands head and shoulders above the rest? Or are all of them more or less equally capable / economical? Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. rkittine

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    I have been happy with Doyle Anglin of Dixie Gun who has done two of them for me. 706-654-8400 doylebbang@windstream.net

    Bob
     
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  3. Bubba1

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    Bob, where is he located and how much does he charge to do a Remington 700?
     
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    I'm watching...
     
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    I know several that do it. Do you know what needs to actually be done? Unless you know what each smith considers a remachined receiver, you can get a wide difference in prices. If you have a late model receiver, it would for sure be a waste of your money as the are CNC machined. Also, to make it worth your time the bolt needs to have a bushing attached to the bolt in front of the bolt handle and machined to fit your new reamed raceway. OR! buy a new bolt with the right dimension.
    My opinion is if you don't go all the way, you are throwing money down a deep hole.
     
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  6. Bubba1

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    Butch, do you know where to have this done and how much it would cost on a Remington 700?
     
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    From what I have see of the later CNC machining, it cuts both ways. While the raceway, lug, and face alignment/perpendicularity is much better, the threading can be way off. I've been told that the newer RR receivers are thread-milled. I believe they probably move them to another machine for the threading (lathe to VMC). I've seen threads off-center to the raceway by as much as 8-10 thousandths.
     
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    Sir, several smiths do all or a part job. You just need to know exactly what they are doing for you. I have not a clue about pricing, but a top notch job will be over $250.
     
  9. Bubba1

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    $300.00 is my limit, as long as the job is done right. My smith I used to do my last 2 builds claims to blueprint them himself, and the guns have not shot. Do you know of a place that will do a top notch job for $300.00 or less?
     
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    Check Long Rifles Inc website. They offer two different levels of action truing. One alters the thread diameter. The recently added a 5 axis cnc machine to the shop.
     
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  11. Pawnee Bill

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    "Best and Most Economical" do not necessarily go together in the gunsmith world. Quality machining for an accurate rifle is not cheap.
     
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    I didn't mean cheap. I just thought there might be a happy medium. I have done business with LRI before. If I choose to get actions done, they are probably who I will go with.
     
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    20190225_213709.jpg Mike Bryant did mine while I watched. Single pointed the threads, bolt face, and the lugs. It was a 7 hour drive from Austin to Wheeler, but it was well worth it just to watch while he explained the whys and hows of the process. I learned a lot.

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  14. rkittine

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    Give Doyle a call. He is in Georgia. I think they were each $275.00 for the Blue-Printing.

    Bob
     
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    I think Doyle charged $275.00 each. He is in Georgia, give him a call. He is better at answering phones than E-mail.

    Bob
     
  16. Sniper338

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    Sell your action, use that money, and the money youd spend truing and buy a custom action.

    Best free advice youll ever get.
     
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    I wanted to say this so bad, haha.

    I mean, if the 700 belonged to Grandpa that’s totally understandable. Otherwise, I can’t imagine anyone bothering with them anymore.
     
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    Blueprinting will make a 700 almost as good as a custom action. If you can do the work yourself its a great deal
     
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    ^^^ This.
    For about a grand, many of the respectable 700 clones will rival a full "trueing" job in terms of concentricity and perpendicularity. Full monty trueing- including boring the bolt raceway and bushing or replacing the bolt will run about the same, with the cost of a factory action included.

    Now, go to sell the rifle... A used stick with a Defiance or Stiller will bring more than a smith trued action, and will not require barrels with oversize thread tenons as will the trued factory action.
     
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    These are very key words.
     

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