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Blue Printed Bolt


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Bolt and Receiver


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Refinished Steel Bolt

 
 

The Accurizing Process

Our 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.

Receivers 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.

We offer 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.

An 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.

In most 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.

Even though 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.

The chamber 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.

There are limitless number of stocks and colors available. We offer a full line of McMillan and HS Precision stocks in a wide variety of colors.

Like the 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.

To ensure 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.

We also offer an HS precision trigger guard which incorporates a drop magazine.  These trigger guards are manufactured from steel and are extremely rugged.

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.

There’s 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.

Chris Lukenbaugh
Owner, Aquila Precision Firearms

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