The Accurizing Process
experience as machinists, coupled with our gunsmith background, allows
Aquila to produce some of the most accurate and rugged rifles available.
Every rifle sold is thoroughly tested before it leaves the door. As the
owner of Aquila, I will never sell a firearm that I personally would not
be completely satisfied with and each rifle is delivered with a Pelican
Case and are guaranteed to shoot ½ MOA or better. Caliber larger than
.30 are guaranteed to shoot 1 MOA or better.
and bolts are completely blue printed on a lathe and checked for precise
concentricity before the barreling process. The receiver bolt face and
threads are machined so that they are perfectly aligned with the bolt
channel. The bolt lugs and face are machined to be in alignment with the
bolt body. This process not only trues the receiver and bolt, but
reduces the stress on the bolt and the lug face caused by the miss
alignment inherent from the factory. We go to great lengths to check the
dimensions and concentricity to ensure the job is done correctly. To
ensure the barrel matches with the receiver and is in precise alignment
with the bore, we surface grind the barrel lug.
We perform a
number of operations on the factory bolt to improve lock time and
consistent functionality. These performance proven operations coupled
with a quality aftermarket trigger will make a huge difference in the
accuracy of a rifle.
further accurizing options for the shooter that will require the optimum
performance for applications such as military, law enforcement and
benchrest shooters. The factory bolt is slightly smaller than the bore
in the receiver, which causes minor misalignment. We have two options
available to solve this.
The bolt can
be "Bushed". This is a process where a bushing is machined and epoxied
to the existing bolt and machined to the final dimension, reducing the
slop between the bolt body and the receiver bore.
additional bolt refining process such as "bushing the firing pin hole"
will ensure consistent firing pin strikes on every shot. We have done a
great deal of testing to determine firing pin depth and diameter to
ensure this procedure really performs. If you're ordering a rifle for
target or long range shooting, this option is a must.
cases, the barreling process is the most important. We start with only
the very finest barrels from Shilen, Lilja and Hart, to name a few.
we use the finest barrels available, we still check all barrels for
proper bore dimensions and defects before we start. We take a great deal
of care to ensure the chamber, threads and shoulders are cut in perfect
alignment with the bore. No expense is spared on the reamer. Only the
best Cobalt and Carbide reamers with piloted bushings are used.
is polished to a mirror finish to allow for easy extraction and
cleaning. After the barrel is chambered and fitted, we have other
processes we perform to ensure the barrel performs to its expectations.
limitless number of stocks and colors available. We offer a full line of
McMillan and HS Precision stocks in a wide variety of colors.
stocks, there are an unlimited number of triggers to choose from and we
normally use Jewel and Shilen Triggers. We will be happy to install
other quality triggers at your request.
safety, Aquila offers a 3 position "Bolt" safety. Our rifles end up in
extreme environments, be it for military, law enforcement or hunting and
this option ensures the utmost safety.
offer an HS precision trigger guard which incorporates a drop magazine.
These trigger guards are manufactured from steel and are extremely
To round out
the perfect gun package, each rifle produced by Aquila is delivered in
an extremely durable Pelican rifle case.
When you buy
a rifle from Aquila, you can be sure that every process was completed
with precise accuracy and a great deal of care has gone into it to
ensure that they are the very finest.
nothing like having your own custom rifle that you know has been
machined to exact tolerances and every part is top quality, you know it
will shoot consistent ½ MOA groups every time you use it and the weather
will not effect it due to the extremely tough finish that is used.
Owner, Aquila Precision Firearms
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