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When I left the Marines in the mid-90s I got a job working the gun counter at a small sporting goods store.  We only stocked one AR-15 rifle at a time.  Back then, it would be hard to imagine how common this rifle would become. …

I decided to cut the barrel back on my 24″ 308 Winchester to 22″ inches and install a brake.  Unlike most of the other brake and chamber work shown on this site, the majority of this installation will occur between centers, rather then through the …

Truing The Bolt On A Remington 700

November 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

Blueprinting, or truing a rifle action ensures the receiver face, threads, lugs, bolt lugs and bolt face are square to the center line of the receiver.  As part of the blueprinting process for bolt action rifles, the bolt needs to be squared.  In addition to squaring the rear …

The 28″ heavy barrel makes this gun kick like a .22! Building a precision rifle on a custom action can offer a number of advantages.  In addition to custom features such as heavier tangs, specialized extractors, one piece bolts and upgraded bolt stops, there can be a significant labor savings. Starting …

Our custom 308 rifle on the firing line. Building a Custom Remington 700 .308 Tactical Rifle Who doesn’t love a heavy barrel .308? Our receiver for this project is a Remington 700 short action that had been coated by Fail-Zero with their EXO Nickel Boron …

Custom Remington 870 Defense Shotgun

May 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Custom Remington 870 Defense Shotgun A couple of years ago we posted a step by step tutorial of a tactical shotgun build.  In it, we took a beat up Remington 870 Express and turned it into a cutting edge tactical shotgun.  Recently, we set out …

1911 Front sight Installation

April 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

1911 Front sight installation We decided to upgrade the sights on our Colt Series 80 Officer’s ACP.  In addition to adding a Heine Ledge rear sight, we needed to replace the factory front sight with a new tritium model. The new sight will require a …

1911 Rear Sight Installation (Novak style cut)

March 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

1911 Rear sight installation (Novak style cut) Aftermarket sights are a common upgrade on 1911 pistols.  We decided to install Heine Ledge sights on our Series 80 Stainless Officer’s ACP.  The rear sight we ordered will fit a Novak style rear sight cut.  This type …

Custom Remington 700 Build: Our twist on a light tactical rifle A blueprinted Remington 700 with a 20″ Shilen #6 barrel chambered in 308 Winchester in a McMillian A3 stock. Our rifle in its current configuration. We added a SIRS mount, coated the metal in …

Chambering a Rifle Barrel

March 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

Chambering a rifle barrel. In this article, we thread and chamber a barrel blank to install on the action we previously blueprinted.  We will reference an action worksheet developed by Brownells, which is available for download here.  Note: I stopped using this worksheet.  I normally cut a .010″ bolt …

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