Enhancing Action Rigidity With A Scope Base

As we mount a heavy barrel to a rifle receiver, resultant suspension leverage can actually flex or spring the action. A good, one-piece scope base adds rigidity to action.

by Norman E. Johnson

It has been proven that even a short section of horizontally-suspended railroad track will have a finite flex or bend to it. As I pondered these phenomena I wondered just how much measurable flex or springing there may be in the action of a rifle produced by a horizontally-suspended, heavy rifle barrel.

This prompted me to accomplish a series of pretty convincing tests. This was done with a

Read more in the January 2019 issue.

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