Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Gunsmithing


Reply

Blueprinting an action- what is it

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-29-2013, 12:39 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 85
Blueprinting an action- what is it

What is meant by blueprinting and what are the benefits.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-29-2013, 01:17 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SOCIALIST CONTROLLED TERRITORY OF NEW YORK
Posts: 4,388
Re: Blueprinting an action- what is it

Quote:
Originally Posted by RustyRick View Post
What is meant by blueprinting and what are the benefits.
"blue printing", is in a nutshell, taking a mass produced factory action and re machining it to the dimensions it should have been when when it left the factory, according to the blue print.

The benefit is that all parts are square and true to one and other ie. action, barrel etc. It insures consistency and intern that consistency equates to increased accuracy.
__________________
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"
If you want to shoot Bergers start here!
http://www.longrangehunting.com/arti...accuracy-1.php
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-29-2013, 02:36 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Alaska
Posts: 3,227
Re: Blueprinting an action- what is it

You'll find lots of information if you use the Forum Search function and search for the word 'blueprint' (I found 343 Posts) and the word 'blueprinting' (414 Posts).
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-29-2013, 03:00 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: clearfield county , Pa
Posts: 626
Re: Blueprinting an action- what is it

Kevin Cram , has a couple excellent you tube videos . Jim





Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-29-2013, 06:39 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 1,785
Re: Blueprinting an action- what is it

Quote:
Originally Posted by ICANHITHIMMAN View Post
"blue printing", is in a nutshell, taking a mass produced factory action and re machining it to the dimensions it should have been when when it left the factory, according to the blue print.

The benefit is that all parts are square and true to one and other ie. action, barrel etc. It insures consistency and intern that consistency equates to increased accuracy.

You hit it dead on the head!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-30-2013, 10:13 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 85
Re: Blueprinting an action- what is it

WOW oh WOW - I had no idea that in an industry like this, that QC could go so far wrong.

Thanks for the insight.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-01-2013, 07:55 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,192
Re: Blueprinting an action- what is it

Quote:
Originally Posted by RustyRick View Post
WOW oh WOW - I had no idea that in an industry like this, that QC could go so far wrong.

Thanks for the insight.
Its not that they are so bad, just that they don't try to achieve perfection and have to keep the
cost down to be competitive. lots of People want cheep prices and for this they get poor quality
and minimum Quality Control.

Most good Gun Smiths want everything to be as near perfect as possible because they are held to
an accuracy standard and by doing rifles one at a time can reach there requirements.

I have blueprinted lots of factory actions that needed very little truing, but some needed everything
trued, so I true/Blue print every action I build on as part of the process.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
How Many Different Cartridges Do You Reload For?
ZERO, all factory ammo - 8.06%
328 Votes
1 - 2.85%
116 Votes
2 or 3 - 14.57%
593 Votes
4 or 5 - 20.47%
833 Votes
6 or 7 - 14.59%
594 Votes
8 or 9 - 8.87%
361 Votes
10 or more - 30.59%
1,245 Vote
Total Votes: 4,070
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC