Gunsmithing

Custom Tikka T3 6.5 PRC build

June 10, 2018 Bill Marr 0

The Tikka T3/T3X is a great action to  build a custom rifle on.  They tend to be straight, have a decent factory trigger and don’t have a separate M700-style recoil lug. As an added bonus, […]

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Building a custom Howa 1500 in 223AI

May 12, 2018 Bill Marr 0

Building a custom Howa 1500 in 223AI .224 Valkyrie and 22 Nosler are the hot new cartridges.  They offer superior external ballistics to the 223 Remington in a compact package, but require proprietary brass, ammunition; […]

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.22 barrel liner installation

April 1, 2018 Bill Marr 0

.22 barrel liner installation .22 Long Rifle (.22LR) is an important cartridge that deserves more time on this site.  Inexpensive to shoot and easily found chambered in rifles throughout the world, the .22 LR serves […]

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What is a gunsmith?

February 4, 2018 Bill Marr 0

What is a gunsmith?  If you take a look around, you’ll find a wide variety of opinions on the matter.  Some will argue there aren’t many “real” gunsmiths, while others think assembling an AR parts […]

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Easy cosmoline removal

February 4, 2018 Bill Marr 0

If you are into guns, tools, or guns and tools, you’ve undoubtedly run into problems removing cosmoline.  I’ve tried dozens of methods over the years until I stumbled upon a suggestion to use Goo Gone.  […]

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Remington 700 bolt handle void

December 13, 2017 Bill Marr 0

One of the downsides of machining a cast metal part is the potential for voids.   While I’ve only encountered this a few times, here is a great example on a Remington 700 bolt that […]