Truing an action over rated?

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  1. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    How much/if it helps likely depends on how far off it is to start with. It could be that one in however many came out perfect.
    Have it done, but have the smith put some numbers to it besides expense.
     
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  2. Joefrazell

    Joefrazell Well-Known Member

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    I'm picking up my rem700 sendero tomorrow from the Smith. Had him put on a bartlein 3b barrel and had him true the action and thread the muzzle and install a break. O and he put a mini 16 extractor on the bolt. I supplied the barrel and I'm paying $675. Well worth paying the $225 for the trueing imo. Can't wait to work up the load for elk season!! Side note is my sendero shot .2-.5 usually but would sometimes open up to over an inch for whatever reason. I flung around 700 rnds down that tube and killed a couple bears.
     
  3. keithcandler

    keithcandler Well-Known Member

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    Powder/copper fouling is a guess. Some barrels will start showing issues with 20 shots down the barrel.

    Chasing the lands is critical to maintain accuracy

    JB and JB purple on patches after scrubbing with good bronze bristle brushes are your friend when you start shooting. Lyman bore scope is great money to spend.
     
  4. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    That right there proves you don't check your actions or don't care to know!!
     
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  5. FIGJAM

    FIGJAM Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    You got to expand on this comment brother...sorry I am not trying to be a chump, I am asking a ton of questions, but its just because this is my first venture into custom gun world...lol

    Are you saying that even aftermarket actions might need to be trued up?
     
  6. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Even custom and aftermarket actions need to be trued...At minimum the receiver face and bolt face to ensure they're are close to perfectly square as humanly possible. Ask any smith worth his salt, and even they'll admit this to be true.
     
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  7. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Some might need squaring of the action reciever face but not all. My BHA SR2 did not need any work done. If a custom action needs truing, does one return it or have gunsmith fix it?
     
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  8. FIGJAM

    FIGJAM Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Did we just lose a days worth of posts?
     
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  9. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh yeah I just noticed that. All of the times are messed up on when things were posted too
     
  10. FIGJAM

    FIGJAM Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Well that freaking sucks...
     
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  11. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea what happened. My internet just went down, so I thought my WiFi just wasn’t working and not updating things. But I turned off my WiFi on my phone and refreshed everything and it’s not coming back. I also noticed that I lost likes on my posts, almost like everything from a certain time frame was deleted. Very strange
     
  12. Buttermilk

    Buttermilk Well-Known Member

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    My smith told my Remington action was straighter than the customs he sees come thru his shop after he trued mine up.
     
  13. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    It's the FIGJAM effect!
     
  14. yorke-1

    yorke-1 Well-Known Member

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    That's a shame, this thread was getting pretty fun!
     
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