Gunsmithing

Since its approval by SAMMI in 2011, the 300 AAC Blackout (abbreviated 300 BLK) has been a popular choice with shooters.  Often recognized as the go to choice for suppressed applications with heavy subsonic loads; the lighter, supersonic offerings exhibit similar performance to the 7.62x39mm …

Savage Arms manufactures accurate rifles.  My Savage Model 10 FCP-SR wasn’t the best out of the box, changing the factory stock for a MDT LSS chassis system made the gun shoot significantly better.   Always looking for the extra edge, I decided it was time …

The 7.62×39 mm Russian cartridge has a strong following in the United States. While most shooters encounter it in the SKS or AK47, it is also available in more refined rifles like the Ruger Mini-30, Model 77, or CZ 527.  Unfortunately for the M700 shooters …

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 …

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