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Truing or squaring an action

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Old 03-07-2006, 09:47 AM
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Re: Truing or squaring an action

Bart B,

You can choose what level of work you want done. I get customers that don't want to pay or feel they need a full blown truing job. For the most part I will build them whatever they want, but I also give them my opinion that is what they pay me for. It is my opinion that there is the occasional killer deal but mostly you get what you pay for. What you pay for in a reamed, mandral indexed, trued, squared and bushed action / bolt job is consistancy and guarantee. There is a reason that 99% of the top end long range / competition smiths offer this level of job. When your reputation counts on a 1/2 moa gaurantee and an expectation of 1/4 moa you do what is necessary. Ultimately I explain my position and let the customer make an informed choise. That being said I agree that there is really only one proper way to square and true an action.
Shawn Carlock
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:27 AM
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Re: Truing or squaring an action

I have been shooting IBS benchrest matches for 18 years. I shot a Rem 700 SA in the Hunter and Varmint Hunter classes until 2005. I built this rifle and never touched the action threads. Squared the face, squared the bolt face, lapped the lugs, period. In the years that I used this rifle I set 4 IBS records and, was Shooter of the year once. I build rifles for a living and, I too will do whatever the customer wants done to the action.
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