Originally Posted by Wachsmann
In questions of my own... Does steven action need or can they be helped buy truing/blueprinting the action to make it a great shooter. I have a stevens and would like to change mine over to a 7Rem Mag. I have the barrel and the stuff to do it with minus the head space gauge. I also wanted to get a switch barrel for a 7mm-300win mag caliber as well. I'm a little unguided on the action treads being recut to true because I've been told you will need to have the threads cut on the barrel as well so the barrel to match so will the barrel have to be set back and recut, chambered etc.etc.etc. I think this makes it where you cannot get one of the pre-fits. Is this correct?. O yes the gun started off a 300win mag so no bolt face change.
Don't touch your action threads if you ever want to use a prefit barrel.
You can send your action to Stockade or SSS for a time and true. They will face the action and barrel nut in relation to the action threads. They will also true your bolt head lugs and abutments. They will also recut the cocking ramp and install a bolt lift kit to reduce the force needed to lift the bolt.
All said, everything they do has very little to do with accuracy, but will greatly improve the function of the rifle.
There are many things a regular person can do to improve a Savage action. Polish the cocking ramp, adjust the trigger, and fire several hundred rounds will usually fetch the biggest improvements.