Originally Posted by Duckman208
Thanks for all the great info gentlemen. The threads that Feenix posted explain the unique challenges with a 77 and how they are addressed. Makes since that you don't hear about a lot of builds on them.
MachV, you have some great lookin shoooters there and I'm tempted to build something like your 22-250.
J E, I'm sure there is really no way to predict how well , or how much work it will take to get there but in your experience if the gun shoots well stock will it require as much truing. I know there is probably no hard fast rule. I hate to go to work on a gun that already has very good accuracy just for the sake of putting a fast twist tube on.
In my experance a good shooting rifle has a good barrel and the trueness is fairly good.
A poorly smithed rifle will normally shoot poorly even with a good barrel.
It takes a good barrel, good smithing and good loads + a good shooter to make an exceptional
rifle but in my opinion the heart of a good rifle is the barrel. you can be a top marksman and
have the best smith and loads, and with a poor barrel it still will not shoot great.
Just changing the barrel does not guarantee accuracy but it is part of the system and in most cases a
good after market barrel will improve the accuracy.
At some point one component may only make a difference of .050 thousandths but enough of
these improvements can take a 1/2 MOA rifle to a 1/10th MOA rifle.
As far as truing , I have never found a factory action that was perfict and did not need some truing.
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