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Trueing the action?

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Unread 01-24-2005, 09:20 PM
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Re: Trueing the action?

Mr. Allen, I'd like that email too. It probably would be best anyway because I have a few more questions and info about the action I will be using.

Thanks! (Clayton Brannon)
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Unread 01-24-2005, 10:16 PM
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Re: Trueing the action?

I would also like the pricing on truing up the action to these specks.
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Unread 01-24-2005, 11:35 PM
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Re: Trueing the action?

Me too, me too!
Find it
Range it
Click it
Pull it
Dump it

If it's not far, it's boring.
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Unread 01-25-2005, 11:31 AM
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Re: Trueing the action?

Hey Kirby I would like a list of your prices also. Could you send my a email at
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Unread 01-27-2005, 08:41 AM
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Re: Trueing the action?

i hate to see this go bye! mines already in his shop [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 01-19-2006, 05:22 AM
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Re: Trueing the action?

Say Kirby, I know this thread is old...but is there any chance you still have those pics somewhere?
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Unread 01-19-2006, 07:22 AM
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Re: Trueing the action?

Strongly suggest that anyone that is considering truing an action such as a 700 rethink it from a money standpoint.

There are custom actions that cost the same or less even than a trued 700. For example Jerry Stillers Predator is out now for $600, it is Rem footprint, will take rem bottom metal and is tighter than a trued 700 but less than true BR action and costs less than 700.

Bruce Baer is selling the Lawton actions in 1.350 (Rem footprint), 1.450 and 1.650, all for less than trued 700.

Most of the smiths that answered this thread quoted around $200-300 plus for truing action and most did not include sleeving the bolt(anothe $150-200). Add that to the cost of the action $350-400 and you are in the $700-900 range and it is only worth $400-500 max when you are done vs the other actions holding 90% value.

Now some will say, "but I already have the action". Yes and you can sell it for $350 right now too.

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