6.5 X 47 Lapua Range Report

August 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Designed to work in short action rifles with a standard .308 bolt face, feed reliably from detachable box magazines and utilize small rifle primers, the 6.5 X 47 Lapua has been an absolute pleasure to shoot.  Low recoil, excellent exterior ballistics and quality brass make …

Custom Remington 700 223 Wylde

August 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

When my friend let me cut up his rifle for 223 Remington/5.56 NATO, velocity versus barrel length: A man, his chop box and his friend’s rifle, I also agreed to help him rebuild it. Remington 700 223 before we worked on it We used the following …

Bob Marvel Custom 1911 Classes

August 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bob Marvel will be offering custom 1911 classes in Asheboro, North Carolina.   Marvel is well known for his custom 1911s.  The cost of the ten day class includes the parts needed for a student to complete his own pistol. If you have the time …

Spuhr Ideal Scope Mount System (ISMS)

August 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve been using the Spuhr Ideal Scope Mount System (ISMS) on my rifle for the past two years.  Equipped with a Picatinny rail interface, the ISMS is machined from a single billet of 7075 Aluminum and uses stainless steel screws. The ISMS offers a series …

Muzzle brake shock waves in the sand

July 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

I was shooting a 300 Winchester Magnum rifle prone and couldn’t understand why my phone was so dusty- that’s when I noticed the shock waves in the sand.  The muzzle brake was eight inches above the ground.  Ripples radiated out approximately five feet. I had …

Even when I am very careful prepping metal work, abrasives have a habit of getting into hard to reach places.  I always use a drill bit to clean out my ejector holes on my bolt action rifle bolts. During the reassembly process you may have …

Remington 700 offset external bolt stop installation: Method 3 In our first post on installing an external bolt stop for an M700, we made a step cut into the receiver above the bolt stop.   In the second post on external M700 bolt stops, External Remington 700 bolt stop- …

We are putting a new barrel on the rifle used in 223 Remington/5.56 NATO, velocity versus barrel length: A man, his chop box and his friend’s rifle.  When we removed the factory barrel we were shocked at how crudely machined the action was. Wow, this one …

I ordered a 13″ AR-15/M16 URX 4 forend (100-015-202) from Brownells for an upcoming project. The URX 4 is Knight’s latest rail system offering, utilizing a one piece design with an Integral Barrel Nut (IBN).  The top of the anodized aluminum URX 4 features a STANAG rail, …

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