huntin, the booklet I mentioned last night is- SUPPLEMENT 1 BLUEPRINTING AN ACTION (to) THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO PRECISION RIFLE BARREL FITTING BY: JOHN L. HINNANT
Apparently he publishes it himself. It is specific to Remington 700 actions.
Also, I said that 40X actions are factory blueprinted. What he actually said was that 40XBR actions are factory blueprinted.
At least half of the Remingtons are so crappy that the receiver faces would HAVE TO be trued, and the lugs lapped as a bare minimum. Some have deep scoring on the face, some have rust in one or both mating surfaces of the recoil lug, and one of my rifles only had one locking lug in contact (the bottom one). The internal receiver threads tightend up toward the back and were loaded with some kind of mung (sealer). The receiver tap from Brownells is just expensive enough that I made a thread chaser out of a take-off barrel to at least clean the crap out of it.
That said, with even minimal help, they are great actions.
Man I'm long-winded! Good luck, Tom
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Last edited by specweldtom; 08-20-2008 at 11:11 PM.