Gunsmithing basics

Installing a recoil pad on a fiberglass stock

January 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

I am a big fan of fixer-up projects.  I love taking something that is in poor condition and bringing new life to it. Recently, I purchased one of the roughest used stocks I’ve seen in my life.  The stock, an HS Precision PST012 started life …

Bedding an HS Precision Stock

January 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

HS Precision stocks are well known in the bolt action rifle world.  Often encountered as OEM stocks on  rifles from various manufacturers, they are a step up from the injection molded plastic stocks found on entry level rifles. HS Precision was the first company to …

Sporter contour rifle barrels have a radius cut by the shank (“E” in the diagram below).  This is different from straight tapered barrels typically encountered on match rifles.  Sporter contours are frequently used on hunting rifles where weight savings is a primary concern.  The radius …

Chamber Reamers

April 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Chamber Reamers Let’s take a look at chamber reamers for metallic cartridges.  If you are new to gunsmithing, or a serious firearms enthusiast, this post will help enhance your understanding of these important tools. What are chamber reamers? Reamers are a metal working tools used …