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Old 03-28-2013, 07:34 AM
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Re: Rem 700 action issue

Race-ways are broached, which for a machine operation rarely if ever leaves a smooth finish. What you have there is typical, even for some older actions. I've seen worse on; remy, savage and winchesters before. since the OD of the broach internal surface really doesn't touch the OD of the lugs it's not a big deal.

if you want a smooth finish get a custom action they are edm.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:13 AM
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Re: Rem 700 action issue

Thanks for the info guys. The gun shoots really good. Right at .5 moa. It's disappointing to see that quality of work. Funny thing is it sure didn't look like when I bought it. Well not that I can recall.

I know my next rifle will definitely NOT be a remington.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:17 AM
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Re: Rem 700 action issue

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Race-ways are broached, which for a machine operation rarely if ever leaves a smooth finish. What you have there is typical, even for some older actions. I've seen worse on; remy, savage and winchesters before. since the OD of the broach internal surface really doesn't touch the OD of the lugs it's not a big deal.

if you want a smooth finish get a custom action they are edm.
I agree! Leave the bolt on and it's GTG.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:20 AM
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Re: Rem 700 action issue

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Race-ways are broached, which for a machine operation rarely if ever leaves a smooth finish. What you have there is typical, even for some older actions. I've seen worse on; remy, savage and winchesters before. since the OD of the broach internal surface really doesn't touch the OD of the lugs it's not a big deal.

if you want a smooth finish get a custom action they are edm.

/\ What Jim said....amen
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:28 PM
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Re: Rem 700 action issue

I'm a huge Rem 700 (or 40-X) fan, and I have a bunch of them. I'll continue to buy them without hesitation. But the ones I buy are used, older production guns that I generally find in pawn shops, gunstores or shows. The recent production stuff seems to be geared more towards the WalMart crowd; cheap but functional and with no frills. I've also seen some recent stuff that wasn't functional. They seem like they've gotten a bit better than they were 5-10 years ago, but they still have a long, long way to go to get anywhere near what they were 20-25 years back.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:48 PM
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The Walmart crowd!!! OMG, once in a while I shop there too.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:09 PM
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Re: Rem 700 action issue

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Lefty, I'm thinking about buying a new action of theirs on Midway or someplace, just the action. Do you think they will be top quality? Maybe a used older action/gun is better? I'm not happy with custom action prices. I gotta say though, I like the win 70 push feeds the most, (2000-2004) they feel great. Only issue is I'd like to find a smith that true's them for a reasonable price and turnaround time. Ideas?
I'd say the used ald's are one of your better options if all you need is a righty action. They can usually be found lightly used for less than a new action and you may get the bonus of a thousand rounds or more on a barrel you don't care much about. Heck, Kevin is right about wally world; you can get an adl from them for a little over $400.
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