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    shilen

    got a shilen dga that is now a 22 br.rifle action is from 1977 tine frame.
    if i used it to copete what needs done to action

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    Quote Originally Posted by g n brezinski View Post
    got a shilen dga that is now a 22 br.rifle action is from 1977 tine frame.
    if i used it to copete what needs done to action
    If I "had" to use it I would blueprint it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    If I "had" to use it I would blueprint it.
    Why would it need to be blueprinted ? Probably answer my own question , because it is old and probably shot a lot ?

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    Art, they may be as straight as a factory Remington 700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    Art, they may be as straight as a factory Remington 700.
    Butch,

    They are that bad? I've never had one to look at.

    Justin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra13 View Post
    Butch,

    They are that bad? I've never had one to look at.

    Justin
    Justin, Have you checked a late model 700 receiver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    Justin, Have you checked a late model 700 receiver?
    Butch,

    I have. I was taking about a Shilen being as bad as a 700. Never been on the inside of a Shilen.

    Justin
    Last edited by Zebra13; 07-24-2021 at 02:10 PM.

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    The 3 that I had needed about .005-.008 cut on the front ring and a minimal straightening of the threads in the front ring for the barrel tenon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    The 3 that I had needed about .005-.008 cut on the front ring and a minimal straightening of the threads in the front ring for the barrel tenon.
    Butch,

    Ugh! You'd think a "custom" action wouldn't need any lathe work. Alas, that is not the case. And from what I've heard, Shilen isn't the only one...

    Justin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra13 View Post
    Butch,

    Ugh! You'd think a "custom" action wouldn't need any lathe work. Alas, that is not the case. And from what I've heard, Shilen isn't the only one...

    Justin
    DGA's were built back in the day with multiple setups. Some of the modern custom actions (like Borden or Kelbly to name a couple) are mfd on machining centers which are capable of things unheard of in the time DGA's were made plus they're designed and built such that they END UP straight which is a far cry from being manufactured straight only to relax to crookedy after all the necessary cuts and reliefs are milled in. The knowledge that goes into making an action end up straight bends my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra13 View Post
    Butch,

    Ugh! You'd think a "custom" action wouldn't need any lathe work. Alas, that is not the case. And from what I've heard, Shilen isn't the only one...

    Justin
    Justin, remember they haven't been produced in 35-40yrs.

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