Building a Custom Ruger American Rifle

November 12, 2017 Bill Marr 0

When I reviewed the Ruger American Rifle, I mentioned that it was a “mixed bag” firearm that had “good bones”.  The good bones are the 3-lug action with reasonable bolt lift in a rifle that […]

6.5 Creedmoor

Building a custom Howa 1500 in 6.5 Creedmoor

November 1, 2017 Bill Marr 0

The Howa 1500 action offers a lot of potential for the precision rifle shooter.  While appearing externally similar to the Remington 700, further inspection finds many differences including a flat bottom receiver, M16 type extractor […]


Countouring a Rifle Barrel Blank

January 25, 2015 Bill Marr 0

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 […]


How to taper a rifle barrel

January 1, 2015 Bill Marr 0

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. […]