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The four basic methods of making rifling in a barrel are single-point, broach, button, and hammer-forged. Each is interesting in its own way.

How Barrels Are Rifled

Allan Jones - August 05, 2020

The four basic methods of making rifling in a barrel are single-point, broach, button, and...

Some forms of rifling are a bit easier to clean, some have a bit longer accuracy life, and some break-in a bit quicker, but when the smallest group possible is on the line, there is no

The Mark of a Real Gunmaker

Terry Wieland - July 28, 2020

Some forms of rifling are a bit easier to clean, some have a bit longer accuracy life, and...

Some forms of rifling are a bit easier to clean, some have a bit longer accuracy life, and some break-in a bit quicker, but when the smallest group possible is on the line, there is no

Types of Rifling

Layne Simpson - July 24, 2020

Some forms of rifling are a bit easier to clean, some have a bit longer accuracy life, and...

Precision barrelmaker, inventor, and writer, Harry M. Pope was also a match-winning shooter.

Harry M. Pope: Accurate Rifle Barrels

Joel J. Hutchcroft - September 11, 2019

Precision barrelmaker, inventor, and writer, Harry M. Pope was also a match-winning shooter.

Harvey A. Donaldson may be best known for his .219 Donaldson Wasp wildcat cartridge, but during his lifetime he was popularly called the “pioneer benchrester.”

Harvey Donaldson: Pioneer Benchrester

Joel J. Hutchcroft - May 07, 2019

Harvey A. Donaldson may be best known for his .219 Donaldson Wasp wildcat cartridge, but...

The prolific P.O. Ackley created more than 50 wildcat cartridges, some purely for the fun of it.

P.O. Ackley - The King of Wildcats

Joel J. Hutchcroft - February 14, 2019

The prolific P.O. Ackley created more than 50 wildcat cartridges, some purely for the fun of...

We remodel a common service-grade duty semi auto pistol into the ultimate last-ditch survival sidearm.

DIY: Auto-Pistol Remodel

Joseph von Benedikt - July 24, 2018

We remodel a common service-grade duty semi auto pistol into the ultimate last-ditch survival...



Many factors contribute to accuracy, such as ammunition, barrel fit, the tolerance of how

Is Slide-to-Frame Fit Important for Accuracy?

Brad Miller, Ph.D. - August 19, 2016

Many factors contribute to accuracy, such as ammunition, barrel fit, the tolerance of how

If you're going to be a good DIY gunsmith, you need at least a few critical tools.

10 Must-Have Tools for the DIY Gunsmith

Joseph von Benedikt - August 16, 2016

If you're going to be a good DIY gunsmith, you need at least a few critical tools.



When I look down a barrel, I want to see a smooth, shiny bore. Polished lands and grooves are a

Does a Rough Bore Mean Poor Accuracy?

Brad Miller, Ph.D. - July 08, 2016

When I look down a barrel, I want to see a smooth, shiny bore. Polished lands and grooves...

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