6.5 Patriot Combat Cartridge (6.5 PCC) Review

November 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

6.5 Patriot Combat Cartridge (6.5 PCC) Review I am a big fan of 6.5 mm (.264″) cartridges and the idea of a new 6.5mm wildcat for the AR15/M-16 quickly caught my attention.  Known as the 6.5 Patriot Combat Cartridge (6.5 PCC), it utilizes a 223 …

Remington Model Seven Actions are available!

November 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Brownells is selling virgin Remington Model Seven actions.  This is the first time I’m aware of them being sold as a stand alone action.  Until now, you had to buy a rifle and cannibalize it to get the action. The tenon dimensions are similar to Remington …

If you’ve been following Super Short Precision Rifles: Is there such thing as a 16.5″ .308 Tactical Bolt Action Rifle? and Short Rifle, Long Range: Testing our 16.5″ 308 Remington 700 out to 635 yards, you’re well aware of the custom 16.5″ 308 Winchester I built on an …

Cut and Crown a Vent Rib Shotgun Barrel

November 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Used shotguns with long barrels are readily available in most areas.  A 28″ vent rib shotgun is great for the duck blind or goose hunting, but too long for many other hunting and sporting applications.  In this post, we will look at how a vent …

The shotgun featured in this post is a beat up Mossberg 500 I purchased for $120.  It came with a 30″ barrel and a fixed full choke.  I’ll be converting it over to a home defense type gun. First step is to cut and crown the …

Nesika Bay Model K action

October 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here are some photos of a left-handed Nesika Bay Model K short-action.  This one is approximately 8 years old.  Note the square tang, thick double pinned recoil lug and overall finish.  This is a pretty nice action.   From Nesika’s catalog: N E S I K …

Remington 700 8-40 scope base conversion

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Many custom rifles are offered with upgraded 8-40 scope base screws.  These larger fasteners offer increased strength over the standard 6-48 screws found on most factory rifles. Reasons for upgrading to 8-40 screws include: preventing breakage during rough handling replacing a stripped 6-48 screw aligning …

Troubleshooting a .308 rifle

October 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

I really enjoy the custom Remington 700 .308 Winchester tactical rifle I built in Building a Custom Remington 700 .308 Tactical Rifle.  After I wrote that, I did a few more modifications and posted them in How to cut and crown a rifle barrel and install a brake. …

Here are a few pictures of a Defiance Machine Deviant short-action receiver (100-012-650) from Brownells.  I used one of these for my 6.5×47 Lapua featured in 6.5 X 47 Lapua Range Report and Building a Custom Precision Rifle: Deviant 6.5×47 Lapua. These are really nice, well made actions …

Here are some pictures of Defiance Machine’s Stryker Ridge HTR short-action receiver(100-012-647).  The Stryker Ridge is a variant of Defiance Machine’s Rebel Action available exclusively through Brownells.  This action readily drops into any stock inletted for a Remington 700 action and can use the same triggers, …

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