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    Default Truing Remington 700 Action Threads

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    Another question for the group that I have not been able to find a simple answer for online, (and maybe there is not a simple answer)... Once I true up the action threads on a Remington 700 action, I of course understand they are slightly oversized. The issue I have is, from there I do not know what my major size should be when I turn the tenon on the barrel. Is there some math to this? I have cut plenty of threads and of course understand to make a custom match for the barrel and tenon once I know the major diameter for the tenon but how do I determine that major diameter once I have oversized the action threads? This is probably a really stupid question for someone with experience but for me, I can't find a straight answer anywhere on how to measure for that.

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    Make go/no-go plug gauges to the specs you want the threads to be, then use them as you are opening up the receiver threads.

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    Just make an undercut at the front with the threading tool after the last pass and measure that.

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    Get some full-profile inserts and some thread wires (or thread mic) and make your own thread gauges. A great way to practice threading.




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    A simple way to measure the receiver threads is to plug the receiver ring 1/2" or so down with a piece of cardboard or tape and pour a layer of Cerrosafe on the plug a few threads thick. A hexhead bolt standing head down on the plug will give a handle to unscrew the casting. As soon as it cools, unscrew the casting. 30 min. later it will be exactly the thread size and shape Measure it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWO View Post
    A simple way to measure the receiver threads is to plug the receiver ring 1/2" or so down with a piece of cardboard or tape and pour a layer of Cerrosafe on the plug a few threads thick. A hexhead bolt standing head down on the plug will give a handle to unscrew the casting. As soon as it cools, unscrew the casting. 30 min. later it will be exactly the thread size and shape Measure it.

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    Thank you, that sounds like a really good method. I worded the question to be as if I were opening up the threads which in this case I intend to but I was also thinking what if I needed to make a tenon for an action that might have already been opened up, how would I determine the major for the tenon. This sounds like a great idea and I will for sure be testing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kobe View Post
    Just make an undercut at the front with the threading tool after the last pass and measure that.
    Thanks,

    I can see how that would work pretty good. I assume you would make your major a couple thousands under the size of the undercut?

    Greg

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    Yes, about .005" less

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