While you can easily leave an empty dovetail notch alone or buy a pre-made insert, dovetail notches can be permanently filled to provide a high quality look to your build. It should be noted that the rifle is unloaded and the soldering is completed outside using all appropriate safety precautions. Since we will be applying Ceracoat to this rifle we decided to solder the blank in place, if you plan on bluing, remember that the silver will not blue and leave a fine silver line.
For this project we ordered the following items from Brownells:
The 260 Remington has gained quite a following in recent years. Adopted by SAAMI in 1999, this flat shooting 6.5mm cartridge housed in a necked down .308 Winchester case and affords the shooter, especially the […]
Recently we decided to install “Rem-Choke” style removable choke tubes on two of our barrels. In our “3-Gun Competition Shotgun Build” article, we installed the tubes manually, without a lathe. All lathe work is conducted […]
5 Quick tips for applying Cerakote to firearms: We’ve had great success applying Cerakote finishes to rifles, pistols and shotguns over the past 6 years. Here are five tips we find especially helpful for outstanding results: Degrease prior […]