Category: Gunsmithing

6.5x47mm Build: Uintah Precision UPR-10 Hybrid AR

Originally Posted on utlimatereloader.com I’ve been curious about 6.5x47mm Lapua (the cartridge) for quite a while! This handloaders-oriented cartridge is similar to other cartridges like 6.5 Creedmoor, but offers some advantages that I’ll explore in this article, and future articles. I’ve also wanted to try Triebel Reamers (from Germany), and to build a barrel for […]

TESTED: 4D Reamer Rentals (Counterbore Lathe Job)

Also posted on Ultimate Reloader! Have you ever had a one-off job that involved a special tool? How about when that tool can take months to get? That’s where tool rental RULES. And for gunsmithing tools (namely reamers) there’s a solution for that: it’s 4D Reamer Rentals at 4drentals.com! In this story, I used 4D […]

True Bore Alignment System In-Depth

Also published on our sister site: Ultimate Reloader. If you’re working as a gunsmith on rifle barrels, actions, or related parts, chances are that you spend a lot of time with critical alignment. Every time you go to machine these parts you’ll need precise alignment with your lathe spindle. And these alignment tasks can eat […]

Hands-On: NEW Precision Matthews PM-728VT Precision Bench Mill

I decided it was time to add another milling machine to my lineup! And this time I’d go smaller- I already have a Precision Matthews PM-949TV (9″ x 49″ Bridgeport clone), but for some jobs, smaller is better. It will also be nice to have a mill that I can leave setup for things like […]

ULTIMATE 6 Dasher PRS Rifle Build Start To Finish

Originally posted on our sister site Ultimate Reloader. After competing in a few PRS matches, I decided it was time to take my “rifle game” to the next level. I wanted something that would perform great at up to 1000 yards, have minimal recoil, and sport top quality components and parts. This article tells the […]

224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P7: AICS Magazine Conversion

Originally published on our sister website: Ultimate Reloader. When you go “off the script” (like building a 224 Valkyrie bolt-action rifle) you can expect some challenges. One such challenge with this kind of build is getting a reliable magazine configuration setup. A lot of guys have spent a lot of hours tinkering with magazines, springs, […]

Originally published on our sister website: Ultimate Reloader. All of the hard work I’ve put into this 224 Valkyrie Remington 700 build is about to come together, literally! With a complete barreled action assembly, it’s time to install our trigger, and then mate the stock and barreled action together. I can hardly wait to take […]

224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P5: Custom Thread Protector

Originally posted on our sister website: Ultimate Reloader. A threaded muzzle is great, but if you aren’t using a muzzle brake or suppressor, you’ll need something to protect the (fragile) threads! That’s where a thread protector comes in handy. One of the best ways to make a thread protector is with a cut-down section of […]

224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P4: Muzzle Threading and Barrel Install

Originally posted on our sister website: Ultimate Reloader. Here’s my philosophy: why not have a threaded muzzle? If you want to use a muzzle brake or a suppressor, you’re all set! If you don’t use a muzzle device, you put a thread protector on, and you’re good to go. So now that we’ve completed the […]

224 Valkyrie Remington 700 Build P3: Chambering and Machining

Originally published on our sister website: Ultimate Reloader. Sometimes you have to do a lot of “prep work” to get to the “fun work”. Well, after building out our build-sheet, and preparing and aligning the barrel, we’re now to the fun part of this build! That’s right, it’s time to start machining the tenon, and […]