TO: NRA School Participants
FROM: Lassen Community College NRA Gunsmithing Schools
SUBJECT: GSS 93: LEAS Counter sniper Rifles/Varmint Rifles

Welcome to the NRA seminar on Counter Sniper Rifles/Varmint Rifles!

I'm writing to welcome you to our NRA Gunsmithing School here at Lassen College and to provide you with some advanced information so that you will be prepared for the five-day course.

This class will cover the ultra-accurate bolt-action rifle in detail. Please bring representative test-fire groups for each rifle that you bring. Please be sure and bring the same lot of ammunition for the test-fire group to shoot after accurizing your rifle. In the classroom we will discuss the procedures for accurizing bolt-action rifles. You will then accomplish this task on at least one rifle that you bring with you. We will then go to the range later on in the week and shoot groups.

During the week we will discuss triggers and safeties, headspace (what it is and how it is measured), firing pin fit, scope mounting and collimating. If we manage to cover all these in detail and you have a working knowledge of them; we will have accomplished our goal.

You will be provided with a bench to work at; however, you must bring your own basic hand tools (see recommended tool list enclosed). There are firearms lockers available for you to secure your firearms so you will need to bring an extra padlock or two.

Brownell’s is the definitive source for gunsmithing tools when you have trouble finding what you need in the local hardware store. They are on the web or may be reached by phone at (800) 741-0015.

Live ammo is not permitted in the classrooms or the lab.

We are looking forward to a productive and enjoyable week.


Notebook and pen
Padlocks for the gun lockers
Tool box that locks
Pin punch set
2 oz or 4 oz ballpeen hammer
Needle file
Honing stones assorted shapes and sizes
Plastic hammer
Dial caliper
Gun cleaning kit
Breakfree lubricant
Degreaser (denatured alcohol or mineral spirits)
44/40 cold blue
Blue locktite
Bench type rifle vise
Bench mat or carpet square
Clamp-on bench light with extra light bulbs
Magnifying glasses or optivisor, if needed
Wood chisels – various shapes for working on your stock
Barrel channel tools – 9/16” and 3/4”
Stock scraper
Single blade razor blades
Sand paper (150, 220, 320, and 400 grit)
Safety glasses
Ear plugs
Scope base
Scope and rings to mount on your rifle
Dust masks
5 Shop rages
Allen wrench set
Torx wrench set
Dremel or Foredom with bits for wood or fiberglass


One bolt action rifle to bed for accuracy (bring more if you want). Bring only commercial rifle, no military bolt action please.

Test fire target at 100 yards of at least five rounds. Shoot with the most accurate load you have for that rifle. Bring at least ten rounds of the same exact load to test fire your rifle with after accurizing. Bring all necessary range equipment.