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Unread 09-29-2013, 12:39 PM
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Blueprinting an action- what is it

What is meant by blueprinting and what are the benefits.
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    Re: Blueprinting an action- what is it

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    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.
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    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).
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    Re: Blueprinting an action- what is it

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





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    Re: Blueprinting an action- what is it

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

    Thanks for the insight.
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    Re: Blueprinting an action- what is it

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    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.

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