Badger Ordnance

In my opinion, there aren’t many guns cooler than a short bolt action rifle.  I think my fascination started back in the 90s, before the proliferation of precision rifles, with an advertisement in the Shotgun News showing a Steyr SSG69 PIV with its 16.1″ barrel.  I …

Review: Remington 700 SPS Varmint

July 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Over the years I’ve built quite a few custom rifles on Remington 700 actions. The only factory parts I’ll typically use are the receiver and bolt assembly, everything else is upgraded.  When Remington offered a $75 rebate on the 700 Special Purpose Synthetic (SPS) Varmint, …

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 …

USMC M40A5 Build-Part 2: Lug slotting the receiver USMC M40A5 Build- Part 1: Gathering the Parts provided an overview of the parts required to complete an M40A5 (or M40A3).  In Part 2 of this series, the receiver will be lug slotted for the M40A3/A5 Optical Platform.  I …

Chamber options when barreling a Remington 700 receiver are limited by action length and the inside diameter of the bolt face.  If the action has a 223 (.384″) bolt face, that means 308 (.473″) or Magnum (.535″) cartridges aren’t an option unless the bolt is …

USMC M40A5 Build- Part 1: Gathering the Parts

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

To read Rifleshooter.com’s M40A5 Build Series, see: Remington 700 (USMC M40A1, M40A3, M40A5) Q&A: What is a clip slot? Lug slot? Lugged base? USMC M40A5 Build- Part 1: Gathering the Parts USMC M40A5 Build-Part 2: Lug slotting the receiver USMC M40A5 Build- Part 3: Receiver …

Muzzle brake shock waves in the sand

July 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

I was shooting a 300 Winchester Magnum rifle prone and couldn’t understand why my phone was so dusty- that’s when I noticed the shock waves in the sand.  The muzzle brake was eight inches above the ground.  Ripples radiated out approximately five feet. I had …

Badger Ordnance FTE Brake Installation

December 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Badger Ordnance FTE Muzzle brake is a fairly popular design.  The large expansion chambers provide excellent recoil reduction and a cool look.  Easily indexed and removed from a rifle as needed, installation of the FTE brake requires a tenon with two shoulders and, in …