First produced by Ruger in 1964, the Ruger 10/22 semiautomatic 22 rifle has proven to be extremely popular with shooters.  To date, more than 5 million have been produced.  The first rimfire rifle I personally bought, was a Ruger 10/22. My buddy brought over the barrel …

In this post I’ll be modifying a Remington 870 barrel that came on a Police trade-in shotgun.  This smooth-bore 20″ barrel is equipped with rifle sights from the factory.  It will be cut and crowned to 18.5 inches (without a lathe), it’s rifle sights removed, …

Mossberg 500 rebuild

August 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

In this post we will take a look at a budget shotgun rebuild/conversion.  The goal of this project is bringing new life to a beat up old gun. The shotgun featured is a Mossberg 500 I purchased for $120.  The pictures don’t do it justice, it …

I worked up some loads for my custom 6.5 Creedmoor precision rifle with a 22″ barrel using Sierra’s 142 Grain MatchKing (SMK) HPBT and Hodgdon H4350 powder.     According to Sierra, the 142 grain SMK has a sectional density .291, and G1 bc of …

Back bore a shotgun

August 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

How do you back bore a shotgun barrel? In Understanding shotgun back bore, I discussed what back bore was and how it affected patterning of shotguns.  In this post, we will look at how to back bore a shotgun on a lathe. The easiest method would …

My introduction to red dot sights came in the mid-90s.  I was working at the range in the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) in 29 Palms, California.  My Gunny came up to me and asked me if I wanted to volunteer to work …

Lapua brass is on sale at Brownells!

August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

I came across a brass sale at Brownells.  I’m a pretty cheap guy so it caught my attention.  I just ordered a bunch.  Here is a link…

This is a custom Remington 700 precision rifle I built with my friend.  It is a collection of old and new parts. New parts purchased were a Remington 700 Left-Hand short action receiver with .308 bolt face, Shilen #7 Select Match Barrel with a 1:10 twist, …

I’ve taken a few trips to the range developing a load for my 22″ barrel 6.5 Creedmoor precision rifle. The rifle is built with the following components from Brownells: Surgeon 591 action Bartlein 6.5mm 1:8 twist HV barrel Badger M5 bottom Metal Timney 510 trigger …

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