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This is a custom Remington 700 precision rifle I built with my friend.  It is a collection of old and new parts. New parts purchased were a Remington 700 Left-Hand short action receiver with .308 bolt face, Shilen #7 Select Match Barrel with a 1:10 twist, …

Countouring a Rifle Barrel Blank

January 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

When I posted How to taper a rifle barrel, I had worked on a barrel that had been previously chambered. Normally, if someone was tapering a barrel, it would be an unturned blank that has not been chambered or threaded.  In this post, I’ll be contouring …

How to taper a rifle barrel

January 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

In this post I’ll be turning a straight taper on a rifle barrel.  The barrel is an unturned (straight 1.250″ diameter) gunsmith blank.  A straight taper is the easiest taper to cut on a barrel.  Barrel with curved profiles, such as sporter contours, are more …

308 Winchester Load Development I headed to the range to do some load development for my custom Remington 700 chambered in 308 Winchester with a 22″ long barrel (my previous load was a NRA High Power pet load). The rifle was built with the following …

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. …