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Remington 700 Action Build. To blueprint or not?

20 Dec 2019
@ 05:31 am (GMT)

Shawn Bevins

I am sure this may have been discussed but I couldn't find anything to relate to it. Nathan's books are currently packed away at the moment.

How many of you have taken Rem 700 actions and put a barrel on them without having the action blue printed? Did the rifle meet your expectations? Is it imperative to have the 700 action blue printed? Are the older actions better than the new ones? Anyone have any experience with the Remage barrels? Looking to do a 280AI that would be used under 600yds. Game size, up to elk. I am seeing a bunch of Remington 700's on the used gun racks.

Thanks in advance.


21 Dec 2019
@ 07:30 pm (GMT)

Chris Murphy

Re: Remington 700 Action Build. To blueprint or not?
Hi Shawn if it were me I would just do it while you have the rifle apart. It’s like not washing your ass while you’re in the shower hoping it won’t smell tomorrow. While you’re in there get it done
22 Dec 2019
@ 01:40 am (GMT)

Ed Sybert

Re: Remington 700 Action Build. To blueprint or not?
While I agree that it's best to true the action and bolt locking surfaces and bolt face; you "may" not gain much if both locking lugs are already making even contact with the action, and the bolt face shows uniform brass wash after firing a few rounds. I have a 700ADL in .243 that meets these criteria and it's accuracy with the factory barrel are consistently well below MOA. I keep hoping to wear the throat enough to justify a rebarrel to 6.5 Creedmore. -Ed


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