Video truing a Remington 700

Jdegid

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I am truly in awe of your craftsmanship and skill

if I only knew half of what you know


thanks for the videos

Jdegid
 

cgleave1

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WOW
I had no idea that so much went into it.
Great vids. You really do a good job of explaining the process!

Thanks Much!
 

SavageStag

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I watched them all and they were very interesting. I always wondered what went into the process. Now that I know how much work it takes I'm surprised you don't have a higher price tag on your builds. Keep up the good work!
 

STR

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A big thank you to all of you guys for watching and your comments. I also want to thank who ever was responsible for putting this post on top and keeping it there. I don't know how that works, but I do appreciate it.
 

Alderleet

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You should do another video like these, but maybe 5-7mins long, showing birth (parts) to maturity (completion) of a rifle. Cool camera angles, close-ups of metal strands coming off, fitting, finishing, ect.

That'd be kinda cool to see. (there's 1 on youtube, but its a benchrest rifle, so not nearly as cool to see come together)
 

STR

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Do you mean the one from SS Precision with the playing cards on the stock. That's a really cool video. I did one with field shooting while in a training class with AC/DCs we salute you in the in back ground, but we could not get legal rights to upload it. I'll do one like you said in the near future, but I need my editors (my niece) to help in putting it together LOL. Thank you.
 

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Just got done watching the videos and you did a great job!
I finally got to see all the steps involved in truing an action and I thank you for that.
 

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Thoes are great vids ... I do not have the skill to even begin such a project not to mention the room or the equipment. These vids give the community a glimps of what really is involved so that when we do order rifles we can understand why it may take so long ... a broken bit that needs to be ordered or some other part. Thanks again
 

redirt78

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I am up to part 6 so far, very cool. Lets see, that gives me a total of almost an hour of knowledge about what it takes to make a gun more accurate through gunsmithing haha. Nice to see how its really done.
Thanks for the videos.
 

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I feel bad about questioning the prices to true an action after watching all of those. Thanks for posting these. I would have given up at the part of getting the first indicators set up.
 

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WOW, the internet is useful for two things, passing on quality information and PORN. You sir nailed the first. Thanks so much. I watched them all in one sitting. I would love a video run down on your lathe, what to look for when buying one etc. I have always wanted one but never really knew where to start the purchase process or what to look for. Buy new or used etc.

Thanks again for such a great series of videos. You did an outstanding job.
 

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Ozzie
Let me add my thanks for your effort. I have been hobby building and aside from talking over some sticky points with builders (Wm Roscoe and others) I am largely self taught. I cut a ton of bar stock before I ever thought about chucking a barrel in the lathe. I see confirmation in the things I was taught and learned by trial and error in your videos. I wish you continued success!
Dave
 

STR

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Again I want to give a big thank you to all of you. I also want to add that anyone learning from William Roscoe is on the right path. The man is outstanding, and I can't say enough good things about him, and his work. If I hit a big lotto, he would be one of the ones here on the Hide getting a proposition he could not resist. As for the lathe I use, it's an English made Colchester 13x40. I do have a video that could be better on my channel. There are a lot of good lathes out there, new and used. Just be careful on used ones. Good luck.
 

remi308

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: lumpy grits</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thank you for the time it took you to make these vids.
I have a background in machine work, all I can say is that YOU make it look easy, and I damn well know it's not.

Respectfully,
LG </div></div>

I agree, I've been working in a machine shop for years. Finally learning the program world and it is tough for a guy who does not like math very much..haha. Great videos, Thank you sir!
 

wnroscoe

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Ozzy,

Thank you for the very kind words. I'll be the first to admit that I'm nothing special nor am I any better than the next guy.

It's obvious that you care about your work and are very passionate about it. The quality speaks for itself. I actually have an Ozzy build here in my shop for barrel threading, your work is first class all the way, 100%.
 

STR

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William, your being very humble. My respect for you grows more by the day. Thank you sir.
 

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Outstanding videos! The prospective customer considering the investement in a trued action rifle now has a grasp on why it takes so long and costs what it does.

Cost is relative to the craftsman's investment in machinery, cutting tools and specialized gunsmith tooling, not to mention the time dedicated to learining the personal skills required coupled with the potential risk of a crash requiring replacement of the receiver at the operator's expense.

I would recommend this series of videos to all who contemplate spending money on a trued rifle.

Caution! This is not a task I would recommend to the novice or hobby machinist with out first graduating from a reputable machine shop class. Lathe cutting threads to published American National Standards Institute (ANSI) dimensions requires about two to four weeks, eight hour days, to master and not everyone has the temperment to for this work. Practice, practice, practice.

A retired Machine Shop Instructor.
 

Iamironman

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Great videos. I love watching this kind of stuff. I wish I had tried harder when I was younger to get in to this trade.
 

smchop

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Great set of videos, excellent craftsmanship! Now I have to go pay attention to the wife because I could not stop watching till I was all the way through. Thanks for taking the time to explain the process, great post.
 

72fj40

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like everyone else has commented, great videos! Lots of great info and concepts. Thank you!
 

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Just finished! Great video series! I found it extremely helpful. Thank you for taking the time to make them.
 

STR

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Again, I want to thank you all very much for your kind words and show of appreciation. I had no idea you guys would like them that much when I posted them. I don't look all the time, but I want you all to know that I truly appreciate all your comments.

Best Regards
Ozzie
 

taseal

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so how much do you guys charge for this service? what kind of wait time?
 

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ARCOREY</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I feel bad about questioning the prices to true an action after watching all of those. Thanks for posting these. I would have given up at the part of getting the first indicators set up. </div></div>

No kidding. I'll never complain about the cost of getting an action trued again. This also shows how important it is to have a skilled craftsman do this kind of work for you. Just because Jim Bob down the street has a lathe doesn't mean he can do this kinda work. Definitely takes a very unique skill set, a lot of patience and a lot of knowledge.
 

skog

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Re: Video truing a Remington 700

when making your gauge how did you determine when you had reached the desired pitch diameter? Did you go until the threads are sharp or very close, cut a relief behind thread to disired minor diameter and when then when the threading tool made a cut in the relief you were done or was it some other way? Is this basicly making a standard for you?

Thanks
skog
 

STR

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When you have to make threads of a specific pitch, you would use wire gauges used to measure threads. They come in a set, each pitch will have three wires. Two would lay in the valleys on one side of the cylinder being threaded, and one on the opposing side. While holding these in place, you take a measurement with a micrometer. There is a specific number for every pitch. Once you take a measurement, you will know how much more will need to be removed to reach the standard for that pitch. Go no-go gauges are sold in standard sizes such as 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 inch, ect. However, 1.077 inches is not a standard diameter, and that's why I made mine. Too shallow a root, and there will not be enough male thread to female thread contact. Too deep, and the thread walls are too thin making them weak. There are guys that could give a way better explanation of this, so I hope I didn't mess anyone up with my crude explanation.
 

skog

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Makes sense. Am I correct to assume that you just took standard 1 1/16x16 class 3A dimension and added .015" to each (major, minor and pitch) for your gauge? Great set of videos by the way.

Thanks
skog
 

STR

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You're very welcome on the the thank you. It's my pleasure. That's correct on the dimensions. I went from standard Remington 1.062 to an oversize of 1.077.
 

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Great video !! Really helps me to understand the dynamics of accurizing a rifle. I only took enough machining classes in school to make me appreciate a good machinest. Thanks !!

ipscmaster
 

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WOW, Thank you so much for posting these great videos. I've watched 1-3 so far, and am truly impressed. It takes a special person to go through all the trouble and put in this much time to spread the knowledge. I am honored that you chose to share your talents with all of us here on SH. I am a new member, and I've found this site to be the best firearms related site on the web. Thanks again.
 

STR

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Thank you very much. You're correct about this site. I've been on many forums, and in my opinion, this is the very best. BTW, I'm no one special, but whenever an opportunity to help arises, I do my very best to do just that. Again thank all of you guys for you appreciation. I hope to give more in the future.
 

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Thanks so much for uploading these. Tons of useful information and inspiration too. I am machining my action truing fixture now, and planning on a bolt truing fixture too. Just ordered material for that one.
The time You spent making the videos was very generous of You, and shows even the precision and techniques required to properly do a correct barreling job.
Thanks again for the time spent!
 

adkmtnman

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Excellent videos.... easy to follow and gave me a better understanding of the difference between an off the shelf rifle vs. something someone custom built.
Looking forward for other videos!
Amazing how a few things can really make or break a rifle!

once again, great job!
 

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thanks for posting these vids! ive been wanting to know more about the process but i can only learn so much from reading. your videos are much appreciated!
 

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Amazing videos, watched them all. Thanks for taking the time to put these together.