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Planning a Custom Rifle Build

There are many reasons why someone would want to work towards planning a custom rifle build of their own. Whether you are a seasoned hunter, a avid recreational shooter, or simply a firearm enthusiast, there are many benefits in having a custom rifle.

Factors to consider when choosing the perfect build for you may be recognized by first identifying what kind of shooter or rifleman you are. After that is established, there are a few key elements to include, regardless of the overall purpose of your custom rifle. You will also need to consider the following:

  • Stock
  • Action
  • Barrel
  • Sights

First, know that the action, barrel, sights, caliber, and weight of the rifle are all crucial components of a solid build that is both functional and dependable. A great deal of rifle owners tend to gravitate for high powered, large calibers but this is not always the best choice. Take time to consider what the purpose and use of your rifle will be.


The right stock will help you have the right fit. For the largest selection, check out McMillian. Once your stock is selected in planning a custom rifle build, a gunsmith, such as AxisWorks can help you alter the dimensions to help you get the fit that is right for you.


The action of the rifle is also important, especially if you are a person who is drawn to specific manufacturers. An issue may arise if you want to build your custom rifle with specific components. A common issue is builders wanting a specific finish, however cannot find them due to specific manufactures only making one or two different finishes, a good example of this is a reputable stainless finishes only being made by Montana, Ruger, and Winchester.


The barrel is arguably the most important component of a build and this is where you should consider being liberal with your money and make a intelligent purchase based on consumer and expert reports. Length, weight, and rifling are all major aspects of the barrel that need to be considered.


Sights, as many of you know come in an array of options however some of these options have withstood the test of time. The sights for your build should be chosen specifically for the kind of shooting you will be doing as well as your personal capabilities.

Lastly, consider the overall weight of your custom build and be aware that a longer, heavier rifle may require some additional physical ability if you are to be carrying it for extended periods of time and distance.

Now That You Are Ready To Plan Your Custom Rifle Build…

…contact AxisWorks. Our many years of experience will help you in choosing the right components and in planning a custom rifle build. Ready to get started on your next project? Call us at (480) 318-0188 for a quote today.

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