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  • Black Ops Precision/UGSW Gunsmiths' Names

    I don't recall the names of the two gunsmiths that used to work for BOP/UGSW but I know at least one of them has his own shop now. I talked with one a year ago when I picked up a lightly used BOP Recon model in 6.5CM and he said the builder's initials would be on the bottom of the receiver.

    I wanted to verify the torque settings on the action screws and for some reason I don't have it in my notes. It's a pillared action in a Manners MCS-TF1-A stock and I was thinking it was 65 in/lbs. I know I can call Manners but I'd still like to know who built my rifle should I ever want to do some upgrades.

    "The only thing new is the history you don't know."
    "The only thing new is the history you don't know."

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    Tim Cronin @ Elkhorn Precision
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    • #3
      Elkhorn Precision is closed. If it's a UGSW/BOP build, the first initial, last name will be etched on the bottom surface of the recoil lug. Action bolt torque is 65 in lbs.

      MB

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      • #4
        Thanks for the help guys. I found a reference (although not on Manners' website) indicating the forward action screw should be 65 in/lbs and the rear 45 in/lbs. I'll verify tomorrow and post the update.

        ​​​​​​I took the stock off tonight to check the name and it's C. Bagnoli. When you mentioned Tim at EP; it rang a bell and that's who I talked to last year. His website is no longer up like you mentioned and I can find no mention of either gunsmith.

        "The only thing new is the history you don't know."
        "The only thing new is the history you don't know."

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        • #5
          I talked with Manners and here's what they say. "If it has pillars in it I would look into 45 inch'lbs to start with and go up to 65. The specs for the mini chassis is 65 front and 45 rear. That is a solid piece of Aluminum in the mini chassis so it can handle it. With a bare stock with pillars I'd start with 45."

          "The only thing new is the history you don't know."
          "The only thing new is the history you don't know."

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          • #6
            Why do you not want both screws torqued the same?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RonboF117 View Post
              C. Bagnoli.
              Colton Bagnoli

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              • #8
                Torque both to 65 in lbs.

                MB

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                • #9
                  Oh, for those wondering, my stock does not have the mini-chassis; it is pillared. Right now I'm experimenting with 45/55.
                  "The only thing new is the history you don't know."

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                  • #10
                    Ronbo:

                    You do realize that RAVAGE88 used to own BlackOps Precision, right?? If he says torque both to 65 in/lbs....probably what you should do!!


                    Tim Cronin was one of THE BEST gunsmiths I have ever worked with........he built me a 6.5 Creedmoor right before he closed his shop down & its an absolute HAMMER. Tim is pursuing a career in law enforcement....he's a great guy and one hell of a gunsmith!!

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                    • #11
                      McMillan sells these.......https://mcmillanusa.com/product/45-lb-torque-limiter/

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