Bolts are available for all our current models (especially if you are considering a caliber change), as are action wrenches to facilitate barrel changes.

Check with your dealer, he may have the model you want on hand.


We get asked from time to time if our actions can be manufactured from stainless steel.

We have in the past done “Stainless” 174PH Actions. These actions were not desirable to use, the material does not in our opinion meet our standards. 

“Our opinion” (no doubt biased) is that the steel and the methods we use produce a better result. e.g. the actions smooth up and feel better with age.

Within Limits, Yes.

You can for example uses a. 223 in a .308 boltface or a .308 in a .535” Magnum.

Obviously you will replace the barrel .The extractor claw is replaced as well and you may find the ejector plunger is better removed as reliable ejection is not always possible. And your gunsmith should be up with the feeding requirements of Barnard actions

The extractors in a Barnard target action lie at the bottom of the bolt face when closed. When the bolt is open the extractor still sits below the waterline, so although on extraction the smaller case may drop a little it falls into the extractor. If the manipulation of the rifle is moderate the action may extract satisfactory. But in the usual target shooting, benchrest and in at least some stable hunting situations the smaller case will feed and extract satisfactorily.

For further information on extractor fitting please view this extractor fitting information page.

We have a guide available detailing the removal and replacement of the spring in your Barnard firing pin.

Click here to view.

Please check the following as in our experience misfiring issues can more often than not be related to these issues:

  • Primers not seated firmly against the anvil of the cartridge case.
  • Incorrect head spacing on the barrel.
  • Excessive grease inside the bolt slowing the firing pin drop.

Once you have confidently ruled out the above we suggest the below options:

  • Speak to a dealer for supply of un-assembled parts which they can alter and assemble to the specs they prefer. For example we have always used .050” to .055” protrusion length for the firing pin tip, some of our dealers have always preferred .060” protrusion.
  • The internal slotted bolt sleeve that is held in by the bolt cap can have a slotted spacer added to suit, this will increase the preload on the striker spring. The sleeve can also be cut back to decrease preload on striker spring.
  • It is also not very difficult to insert a piece between the existing spacer and spring located after the cocking piece in the striker system. Be sure not to bind the spring with too large a spacer. The firing pin is held together with Loctite so you would need to use a moderate heat to unset the Loctite in the cocking piece at the rear of the striker system. Note Moderate heat. You will also see a grub screw located tin the cocking piece this helps hold it in place. Record the length between the front flat of the firing pin tip and the rear of the cocking piece sear. Go back to the original size after you fit the extra spacer. For details see firing pin disassembly.

Please Note: we strongly suggest you have a gunsmith or person of necessary skills to perform these modifications, also check that your trigger still holds safely as the extra spring pressure can sometimes cause the trigger to misfire.

Get In Touch With Us.

If we cannot put you in touch with a dealer who can make the sale, we will make the sale from New Zealand.

In either case you MUST be able to obtain an import permit or licence from your domestic government authority. We in turn must obtain an Export Permit. This cannot be done without your import authorisation.

Sorry, no import authorisation – no sale.

Our models S and SM were not designed to clone or as a ‘drop-in’ for the Rem 700.

They were designed around the 308 Win cartridge family and, in the case of the SM, the HS precision magazine. (As used in the model 07 rifle.)

They are the same diameter, have the same action screw and bolt handle cut out position as the short Rem 700. However as they are a 3 lug design, the bolt turns through a smaller angle than the 700. The port is at a different angle and is physically smaller. The barrel thread is longer at 25mm, and the action is longer overall as well.

A Rem 700 stock can usually be altered in the recoil bar area to fit, but please note ‘USUALLY’, so ‘TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!’ (please note action footprint drawings are available).

The magazine action uses a single stack HS magazine, your stock must accommodate this system, and it’s floor plate furniture or equivalent, once again, ‘TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!’

The 07 was designed around the 308 win and its family of cartridges so that shorter or longer sizes will not feed.

You will find our suggestions here.

We make our triggers in three separate pressure ranges

  • 1.5kg = “Heavy” the old Palma requirement
  • 500grms = “Standard” the new Palma weight
  • 250grms = “Light”

The trigger with the lighter rated springs allow for change in spring pressure. Different springs do not change the geometry of the trigger but reduces or increases the spring pressure needed to ensure a safe trigger.

All adjustments are accessible from below by a 1.5mm Allen key

Warning: It is possible to over stress the trigger pressure springs. Do not use a lighter spring for higher weight class, use the “H” spring if higher pressures are required.

Our interpretation of “Safe” is a trigger that will stand up to a “slam test” and to regular use, including fast or maybe rough bolt manipulation – not just in an ideal target shooting situation. The trigger is not a bench rest “2oz” type trigger, 10oz is as low as they should go (say 250grms)

If you want a 2oz bench rest trigger you should go to a Jewel. Make sure you read our setting and safety instructions. We particularly emphasis the safety “slam test” In our Adjustment Setting and Safety Instructions.

We may be sensitive on the safety issue, but all triggers used, not just Barnard triggers, should be set for safety – not to some idealised – and maybe unsafe “lightness”. For example, a Jewel on a Barnard S or P in our experience should not be set lighter than 3oz “safely”.