Expanding from the gunsmithing videos that make gunsmithing look easy, Larry Potterfield is back as the star in his own company’s interview. The topic is the “Nearly Perfect” Safari Rifle and Larry goes into detail on the selection and smithing of his own Nearly Perfect rifle. Interestingly, he chose the action simply as he was most familiar with the Remington actions.
The caliber was chosen based off of a balance of weight and caliber (further determined by recoil and sufficient for dangerous and plains game). The 375 H&H magnum was good for him which was easy to carry combined with the sufficient power in the optic to shoot out to about 250 yards.
For the full video series, click here to be taken to the YouTube playlist. The series is 38 videos long with various topics including bedding actions, adding magnum crossbolts, and installing a short-chambered barrel.
Getting down to it, the nearly perfect rifle is a work of art. There are hundreds of hours of time that go into creating a functional weapon system. The action is fully bedded, chambering is perfect for the chosen bolt, the bolt is lapped to the action, and the fitment of all parts is as good as one can humanly do.