- Mar 15, 2020
How many non gunsmith guys out there are building your own rifles? With the availability of custom actions and pre fit locknut style barrels it has become possible to build your own rifle at home without machine work. I know that you can’t replace the skill and knowledge of a good gunsmith but it seems the quality of components available for diy seem like you could at least end up with a respectable hunting rifle. I have assembled AR’s from scratch but that’s not quite the same thing. I am planning a diy hunting rifle. Planning to use a defiance action with possibly a #2 profile barrel or possibly even a proof carbon fiber to have a light and stiff barrel. Maybe a stockys carbon fiber stock. In a 7mm short mag possibly. So let’s see some built at home hunting rifles.