700 gunsmithing

Texturing a fiberglass stock

February 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Many fiberglass stocks have fairly slick surfaces.  Some have textured paint or webbing that allows positive gripping in slippery conditions.  Some, like McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, can be ordered from the factory with textured grip surfaces.  Some stocks are smooth.  In this post, I’m going to …

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 …

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