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Old 03-18-2010, 08:32 AM
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Blueprinting a Model 70

Is there a board approved smith that specializes in Blueprinting and has extensive experience blue printing the Model 70 action?

What is the approximate cost of a properly done blue printing job?

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Tom
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:37 PM
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Re: Blueprinting a Model 70

Jim See from center shot rifles is doing mine right now, I'll let you know how it turns out when I get it back from him.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:08 PM
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Re: Blueprinting a Model 70

Thanks!

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Old 03-19-2010, 10:48 PM
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Re: Blueprinting a Model 70

Chris Matthews did mine. Long Shot Rifles
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:52 AM
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Re: Blueprinting a Model 70

I can do em. Made a whole pile of tooling for these years ago when all I did was NRA course guns.
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:51 PM
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Re: Blueprinting a Model 70

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I can do em. Made a whole pile of tooling for these years ago when all I did was NRA course guns.
Chad,

Is it harder to true Win M70 actions than the round stock actions like the M700s? Can they be trued equally well if a gunsmith has the right tooling? Even with the M70 tooling, does it still take more time and care than the round stock actions?

Lastly, with the correct tooling, can they be machined as true as any other action?

I've heard and read rumors in the past that many smiths prefer to work on round stock actions. I presume the extra difficulty is associated with getting the M70 or other non-round stock actions positioned in the lathe so they're running true prior to touch up. But I've never had it explained as to why the additional fuss. Thanks,
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:23 PM
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Re: Blueprinting a Model 70

The last time I trued an action in a lathe was 2001 so to be honest I can't even remember!

I use a CNC mill for the bulk of the process. Due to the fixturing I have it doesn't matter if the action is round, square, or a "dodectagon" (whatever the hell that is)

I imagine if using a cats head to tune a receiver a bit more care is required for an action that isn't symmetrical all the way around. Be that as it may it's still not a big deal because your indexing off the bore center regardless.

Hope this helped.

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