Remington 870 Receiver Scratch Removal

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Police trade-in shotguns will often come with a wide assortment of scratches and engravings.  All too often, a rack or badge number will be etched into in the metal with an engraving machine.  Removing these marks is fairly easy. In this case, I’ll be using …

As police departments around the country update their armories, many will sell or trade their old firearms.  These law enforcement trade-ins offer a great value, typically at a significantly lower cost than new.  Over the past few years I’ve purchased trade-in shotguns, rifles and pistols. …

With over 5 million rifles produced, the Remington 700 is one of the most commonly encountered bolt actions rifles in the country.  While most shooters are familiar with the 700, fewer are aware of its little brother, the Model Seven. I’ve worked on quite a …

Custom Remington 870 Wingmaster Build

May 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was lucky enough to find an old 870 Wingmaster receiver for sale.  Having been a Remington 870 aficionado since the mid-90s, I developed quite the collection of spare parts, and those parts needed an action. Normally, if you customize a shotgun, you start with …

USMC M40A5 Build-Part 2: Lug slotting the receiver USMC M40A5 Build- Part 1: Gathering the Parts provided an overview of the parts required to complete an M40A5 (or M40A3).  In Part 2 of this series, the receiver will be lug slotted for the M40A3/A5 Optical Platform.  I …

Custom Remington 700 6.5×47 Lapua Build

April 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

In this post, we’ll build a custom Remington 700 chambered in 6.5×47 Lapua. First, a little history on this project.  My buddy managed to score a great deal on a used McMillian HTG stock inletted for a Remington 700.  Since he is left handed (a …

7mm Remington Magnum (7 Rem Mag) Barrel Length Versus Velocity Since its introduction in 1962, the 7mm Remington Magnum (7 Rem Mag) has developed a strong following, becoming the most popular metric hunting cartridge in the United States.  Based on the 375 Holland and Holland, …

Chamber Reamers

April 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Chamber Reamers Let’s take a look at chamber reamers for metallic cartridges.  If you are new to gunsmithing, or a serious firearms enthusiast, this post will help enhance your understanding of these important tools. What are chamber reamers? Reamers are a metal working tools used …

Chamber options when barreling a Remington 700 receiver are limited by action length and the inside diameter of the bolt face.  If the action has a 223 (.384″) bolt face, that means 308 (.473″) or Magnum (.535″) cartridges aren’t an option unless the bolt is …

Remage Conversion 6BR 108 Berger

March 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

I headed to the range with the Remington 700 Remage conversion in 6mm BR Norma (6BR) to gather some more accuracy data. If you didn’t read the Remage barrel installation post, take a look at Rebarrel a Remington 700 without a lathe: McGowen’s Remage barrel conversion. The …

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