Bolt Action Rifle

Savage Axis HB Review: Sub MOA for sub $300?

April 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Savage Axis (originally branded the Savage Edge) is a budget rifle with a strong following.  While it is has similarities to the Savage Model 10/110, features of the Axis are geared toward selling the rifle for a low price. Having read quite a bit about it, …

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 …

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 …

The flat shooting and light recoiling 6.5 Creedmoor was introduced by Hornady in 2007.  Based on a 308 Winchester case, the 6.5 mm (.264″) Creedmoor fits inside an AR10/ 308 AR platform and feeds well from AICS style magazines. The Creedmoor is unique among the …

Custom Remington 700 6.5×47 Lapua Build

April 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

In this post, we’ll build a custom Remington 700 chambered in 6.5×47 Lapua. First, a little history on this project.  My buddy managed to score a great deal on a used McMillian HTG stock inletted for a Remington 700.  Since he is left handed (a …

If you’ve been following Super Short Precision Rifles: Is there such thing as a 16.5″ .308 Tactical Bolt Action Rifle? and Short Rifle, Long Range: Testing our 16.5″ 308 Remington 700 out to 635 yards, you’re well aware of the custom 16.5″ 308 Winchester I built on an …

Troubleshooting a .308 rifle

October 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

I really enjoy the custom Remington 700 .308 Winchester tactical rifle I built in Building a Custom Remington 700 .308 Tactical Rifle.  After I wrote that, I did a few more modifications and posted them in How to cut and crown a rifle barrel and install a brake. …

Building a 300 Winchester Magnum Precision Rifle

September 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

I am a huge 300 Winchester Magnum fan.  I took a hacksaw and Sawzall to one in 300 Winchester Magnum: How Does Barrel Length Change Velocity- A 16″ 300 Win Mag?  And if that wasn’t ridiculous enough, I went and installed a brake on the gun …

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 …

6.5 X 47 Lapua Range Report

August 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Designed to work in short action rifles with a standard .308 bolt face, feed reliably from detachable box magazines and utilize small rifle primers, the 6.5 X 47 Lapua has been an absolute pleasure to shoot.  Low recoil, excellent exterior ballistics and quality brass make …

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