Good Book on Rifle Accurizing

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Daddy Justin, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. Daddy Justin

    Daddy Justin Member

    Dec 14, 2004

    I am looking for a book just on the basics of rifle maintenance, such as rifle and scope bedding. I looked in Midway and found about 5 possible choices, but they are not very discriptive on what they cover. Any suggestions ?

    Thank you in advance,

  2. 4ked Horn

    4ked Horn Writers Guild

    Jun 13, 2007
    If you are looking for a good source of info on those topics then rest easy. You're reading it. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    Sorry I cant help on the book choice. I have only read one and I wasn't that impressed with it.

  3. WoodsWalker

    WoodsWalker Active Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    "Accurizing the factory rifle" is probably the best book of its kind. It has a wealth of great info.M.L.McPherson,the author,is a man with tremendous amount of knowledge. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
  4. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    Ditto to WoodStalker...
  5. daveosok

    daveosok Guest


    By far "Rifle Accuracy Facts" by Harold Vaughn is the best single most extensive book backed by tests and scientific measuring equipment.
    He provides the reader with some very indepth studies and answers them with tests. His book is one of the best if not the best read I have read on anything to do with the accruacy of a rifle.
    Some quick examples; in one case he examines the symetry of the rem 700 action, he then matches the holes found on the receiver and drills them opposite of original position to study how this affected accuracy then he reports on hsi findings. Variable pitch threads and how they make contact and how it affected accuracy with some very neat photos and some very indepth sometimes uncomphrendable material.
    Some areas of the book went way over my head while others were very on the spot for accruacy.
    I would highly recommend that you purchase this book.
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    Book Description
    The author, who spent his career studying trajectories of nuclear missles and artillery shells, wrote this work after becoming dissatisfied with the accuracy of commercial rifles. Through years of research, he examinded a variety of gunsmithing and handloading issues in search of the ultimate in rifle accuracy, including barrel-receiver joint motion, barrel vibration and rigidity, chamber and throat design, case neck tension, and bullet imbalance.

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    About the Author
    The author served as the supervisor of the Aeroballistics Division of the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque from 1959 to 1986, which provided the flight dynamics and aerodynamic research for nuclear weapons.

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    Sadly he passed away this Oct and will be missed by everyone who knew him. I cant think of any other member of the shooting sports who has contributed so much information as he did in his book. You can pick it up on for around 25 bucks.