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DO YO WORK ON YOUR RIFLES ?

I mean do you glass bed them,work on the triggers and get the stock to fit just right when you go to shoot it?
Then comes the finding a good bullet and powder combo for accuracy!

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I sure do

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Re: DO YO WORK ON YOUR RIFLES ?

Yep. I've done pillars, bedding, floating, trigger work, etc.

It can be frustrating, but at the end of it, you know your stuff a lot better, and I think the end results are worth it.
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Re: DO YO WORK ON YOUR RIFLES ?

Yep. I always start by shimming the action up a tad to free up the barrel on all my guns. Most of the time that's a big improvement. I also reload.
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I do a little, but i enjoy it. I'd love to take some gun smithing classes for the fun of it, but for now I learn through youtube.
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Re: DO YO WORK ON YOUR RIFLES ?

Absolutely. Doing a glass-bedding job, fine tuning a trigger, stoning metal are all part of the fun. And then there is the workup of different components to achieve maximum desired performance. Just thinking about that makes me want to go to a gun show and pick up a well used rifle and see what I can do with it.

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You bet I do.

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Trigger adjustments is about it, for hunting rifles everything is not needed, doesn't matter if the bullets hit the ventricles or atriums...spend much more time reloading than rifle work..
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Re: DO YO WORK ON YOUR RIFLES ?

Different people's opinions and outlooks are interesting. I do all the above, and feel it's MOST important for a hunting rifle. I want that bullet to go where I aim, no matter what. The animal deserves it, and it makes life easier with a short recovery. Every rifle I own(except for one, to preserve collector value) has been bedded, had the barrel free floated, and had the trigger worked on. It all adds up to things going the way they are supposed to at the moment of truth.

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Re: DO YO WORK ON YOUR RIFLES ?

Absolutely. Like loading my own ammo, I get a satisfaction if I am able to have a hand in adding to the performance of a firearm.

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