Re: Question on truing a 700 action for use with a standard size threaded barrel
What cartridge is it?
How many rounds has it fired?
Have you bore scoped it?
What's the throat look like?
How's the corwn look?
How does the rifle shoot with the existing barrel?
What are your accuracy expectations?
If you screw it on, headspace, and it shoots. Then great.
If it doesn't shoot well, then you may as well set it back, re-thread/re-chamber and blueprint the action. You could do all that from the git-go. But, it seems like you were wanting to save a few dollars.
Of course, headspacing may be a non-issue, or it may require reaming depending on several factors including mention of replacing the recoil lug. If you end up needing to use a reamer, then you might as well set it back and go the whole 9 yards.
When all goes well, you can have great success by cutting corners. If it doesn't work out, then it usually ends up costing more.