700 gunsmithing

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 …

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 …

Making a Remington 700 Action V-Block

February 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you work on round action receivers like the Remington 700, a receiver v-block, or fixture, is useful.  Receiver fixtures allow you to properly index the action in your milling machine, as well as secure an action for various operations around the shop.  I’ve been …

Remington 700 8-40 scope base conversion

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Many custom rifles are offered with upgraded 8-40 scope base screws.  These larger fasteners offer increased strength over the standard 6-48 screws found on most factory rifles. Reasons for upgrading to 8-40 screws include: preventing breakage during rough handling replacing a stripped 6-48 screw aligning …

Chambering a rifle barrel between centers

September 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

When you chamber (or fit) a barrel blank to a rifle you have to cut it on a lathe.  There are two basic ways to do this: one is to mount the barrel blank through the headstock, the other is to turn the barrel between centers. …

Rifle bedding: How to bed a match rifle

September 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bedding a rifle increases accuracy by creating a precise fit between the stock and the action. This precise fit eliminates stress in the action and provides a solid foundation for an accurate rifle.  My friend and I decided to bed his BAT Machine VR action …

Remington 700 offset external bolt stop installation: Method 3 In our first post on installing an external bolt stop for an M700, we made a step cut into the receiver above the bolt stop.   In the second post on external M700 bolt stops, External Remington 700 bolt stop- …