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.