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, …

Custom 338 Lapua Magnum Precision Rifle Build

October 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Since its introduction in 1989, the 338 Lapua Magnum has been a popular cartridge.  It was designed as a military cartridge to bridge the gap between the 308 Winchester/7.62 NATO and the .50 BMG cartridges.  Capable of extreme accuracy at long range, rifles chambered in …

Chambering a rifle barrel between centers

September 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

When you chamber (or fit) a barrel blank to a rifle you have to cut it on a lathe.  There are two basic ways to do this: one is to mount the barrel blank through the headstock, the other is to turn the barrel between centers. …

Bipod rail installation (Atlas bipod adapter)

September 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bipods have come along way in the past few years.  Some of the newer, sturdier designs like the Atlas and Sierra 7 require a Picatinny (1913) rail to mount them to your rifle.  If you are shooting an AR-15/M16 style rifle with a rail system, …

Designed to bridge the gap between 308 Winchester/7.62 NATO and 50 BMG, the 338 Lapua Magnum (8.6×70) has developed an impressive following with long range shooters.  When I built mine, I settled on a 22″ barrel, which is short for this cartridge.  Accuracy International does offer …

Building a 300 Winchester Magnum Precision Rifle

September 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

I am a huge 300 Winchester Magnum fan.  I took a hacksaw and Sawzall to one in 300 Winchester Magnum: How Does Barrel Length Change Velocity- A 16″ 300 Win Mag?  And if that wasn’t ridiculous enough, I went and installed a brake on the gun …

Often high-volume shooters will re-chamber or set back a used barrel.  Most do it to change calibers or give a worn throat new life.  You need to have enough barrel shank to set back a barrel and re-chamber it. This is one of the advantages …

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