Gunsmithing

Having built custom rifles on Remington actions and clones for years, and starting to build custom rifles on Savage actions, I felt it would be useful to compare the receivers of both rifles side by side. Both models have been around a long time.  The …

Rebarreling a Winchester Model 70

February 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Originally introduced in 1936, the Winchester Model 70 is an icon of the American rifle market.  The two most notable features of the original Model 70 were it’s three position safety and non-rotating controlled round feed extractor. In 1964, Winchester redesigned the rifle and changed …

In this post Rifleshooter.com will install a Sako extractor in a Remington bolt action rifle. What is a SAKO extractor? A Sako extractor (above) is the name given to the style of extractor used on Sako rifles.  Years ago, gunsmiths started to install them on Remington 700 …

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 …

Welcome to the final installment of Rifleshooter.com’s USMC M40A5 build series, USMC M40A5 Build- Part 5: Bedding and final assembly.  To read the rest of the series, see: Remington 700 (USMC M40A1, M40A3, M40A5) Q&A: What is a clip slot? Lug slot? Lugged base? USMC …

Inexpensive, reliable and easy to use, the Ruger 10/22 is a common first rifle for many shooters. While there are many expensive aftermarket upgrades, including match grade barrels and drop in trigger groups, some shooters have made their stock rifles shoot exceedingly well. The 10/22 has a …

Building a custom Remington 700 hunting rifle

October 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Getting started… Shopping for a new hunting rifle is always a blast.  While an off the shelf .270 Winchester, .308 Winchester, 30-06 Springfield, or 7mm Remington Magnum will serve you well, building a custom rifle offers a infinite number of options.  Any imaginable cartridge, barrel …

A compact version of the ubiquitous Remington Model 700, the Model Seven is an excellent candidate for a lightweight hunting rifle (to read more about the Model Seven action, click here).  In this post, I’ll be taking a used Model Seven synthetic chambered in 223 Remington and …

Glock firing pin channel removal and replacement

September 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Removing and replacing the firing pin channel in your Glock pistol can be a bit of a chore (removing it is the hard part, putting it back in is fairly simple).  While it isn’t something that most Glock owners will never have to do, if you …

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