Barnard Model PL Action

A development of the Model P action, the Model PL is of conventional, cylindrical forward-locking turn bolt design, is available in single shot format as either left or right handed configuration. Click here for Technical drawing.

This action is also available in a complete rifle build, the Barnard Model 10ss.

The Model PL has been designed to handle larger bodied cartridges, up to cartridges based on the Rigby .416 brass, such as the .338 Lapua magnum.

The bolt carries three forward locking lugs, is equipped with a Sako style extractor, and bolt face to suit either 338 Lapua Magnum or 375 H&H. It undergoes finish machining after hardening, and is hand lapped to suit its mating receiver.

The receiver is a 4340 chrome/moly/nickel steel solid bottom cylinder, which is through hardened to 38Rc and finish machined after surface hardening to ensure concentricity.

Supplied as standard with the Barnard Target trigger.

Model PL Details

Receiver Length215mm (8.464″)
Receiver Diameter37mm (1.456″)
Bolt Diameter24mm (0.944″)
Striker Tip Diameter1.6mm (0.062″)
Lock Time1.7 milliseconds (calculated)
Loading Port Length100mm (3.937″)
Barrel Thread1 1/8″ UNF X 16TPI
Bolt Face.308/.534 Magnum/338 Lapua Mag
Action Mounting1/4 UNF cap screw
Rail MountingDrilled & tapped (M4) for our full length scope rails
PL Action Weight1.396kg / 49.242oz (with trigger 1.494kg / 52.699oz)
FinishBlue/Black standard

Available Accessories

Recoil Options

The Model PL has several options available to handle recoil:

  • a Remington type lug between receiver and barrel
  • a recoil lug fitted into a slot machined into the receiver bottom
  • use of a recoil spigot from the action (1/4″ X 28 cap screw with the head machined concentric) which fits into a steel bushed hole in a 6061 aluminium bedding block that has been machined to provide 2 parallel points of contact on the action.


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