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The Spotlight Revolver Cartridge for this week is the 41 GNR. This was the first wildcat cartridge I developed back in 1978. Since then it has been my go to cartridge in my Contender. Recently I switched the barrel from a Contender to a new G-2 frame and it has performed perfectly for me for all these years. The 41 GNR kills way beyond what one would think a 41 caliber bullet should. Using the 170 grain Sierra bullet at 2000 fps out of a 10Ē barrel, the hit on a deer size critter is like a lightning strike. Instant kill. The 210 grain bullet on larger animals at 1900 fps is a great bullet. The 250 grain LBT style hard cast bullet on larger animals at well over 1800 fps is a great bullet for large bodied deer or cow elk.

For really large animals the 210 grain Silhouette bullet at 1900 fps has been my bullet of choice for many years for Bison, Australian Water buffalo, bull Elk and such and if I do my part it is an instant kill. The 41 GNR is simply a 44 Magnum case necked down to 41 and works perfectly in revolvers or TCs. The bull Elk shown was taken with the 210 grain Silhouette bullet at about 80 yards in the 9Ē 41 GNR, one shot.


Hunting PictureS of the Week


Larry Farley with a bristly Russian hog.

Brent Foy with a big Water Buffalo taken with the 257 Raptor. 85 grain bullet on a 1000 lb bull.

I had planned on mentioning this a while back but kept thinking it would get better but it isnít so here it is. The chemicals we use for our various refinishing of the custom guns is running way behind again. Not really sure why. But if you think your gun should be finished by now and you don't have it, that is probably the reason. Normally the chemicals take 60 days or so for a large drum, but these days it is taking 4 to 5 months to get a big batch.
Also Ruger has changed things a bit which is causing some problems. They no longer make blued hammers or triggers. Some of our series are all black (Black Widow etc), and we are having to try to find them on the internet, which takes time and is much more expensive. It isn't going to cost you any more, just take a bit longer. So, again, if your gun is running late, hang in there. There for a while we were advertising 4 to 6 months delivery. These days it is running a minimum of 6 months, and in some cases a bit longer. So be patient. I will get your gun to you as soon as I can.

New Product

Texas Bowie

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Our next HHC (Handgun Hunterís Challenge) has been booked. The next hunt is September 29 thru Oct. 2 2016. The HHCs are at our usual place, the Wilderness Hunting Lodge in Monterey Tennessee. Watch our forum http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/ for more details. If you want to join us on one of our hunts, call Sandy at 931-979-4050 and put down your deposit.

New Product

Improved Scoped Holsters

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Spotlight Custom Rifle
The Spotlight Custom Rifle is the new CLASSIC HUNTER. With the big thing these days being hog hunting, our new CLASSIC HUNTER is the perfect gun for that. The new rifle is chambered in the new , a perfect round for hogs and large deer. The 400 GNR is simply a 30-30 blown out straight with a 40 caliber bullet. Plenty of power for the biggest hog or large bodied deer. The gun is built on the customerís base gun, a Marlin 336 in 30-30. In the package you get a new barrel, several new internals, wide lever for use with gloved hands, refinished stock and forend, new Decelerator butt pad, full action job, custom sights, custom engraving and the deluxe Black Chromex finish. Each gun is shot and sighted in and slicked up inside and out.

The new CLASSIC HUNTER is $1495 on your base gun.
4 to 6 month delivery in most cases.


SPOTLIGHT Contender & Encore Cartridge

The Spotlight Contender and Encore cartridge for this week is the 8mm GNR. This cartridge is extremely powerful and has taken large game all over the world. It is normally chambered in the TC Encore but works well in the Contender also with slightly lighter loadings. The 8mm GNR is simply a 405 case necked down to 8mm. The cartridge has almost 20% more powder capacity than an 8mm/06. Sean Harper, who does all our ballistic testing chose the 8mm GNR as his main hunting cartridge in the Encore and has taken large game all over the world with it.

The 8mm GNR in an Contender pistol barrel puts out a 150 grain bullet at well over 2400 fps, a 170 grain at 2300 fps and in the Encore it will put the Nosler Accubond 200 grain bullet at almost 2400 fps and a Nosler Partition at over 2400 fps. This cartridge is great for larger animals like bull moose and bison. In the picture Sean Harper has taken a great Kudu in Africa with his 8mm GNR in the Encore.



Hunting Pictures of the Week

Charlie Augustine with a heavy horned Corsican Sheep

Britt Jackson with a big heavy maned Corsican Sheep taken with the 429 GNR

When Shipping Your Gun

An important note on sending your base gun in. Please do not strip it of the parts and just send the frame in. That just puts us having to call around all over trying to find the inner parts. That also puts you way behind those that sent the entire gun in. I got a gun in yesterday with a bare frame and barrel and another one today. These two fellows are probably going to have to wait twice as long as someone else that sent in the full base gun.

As of now I will no longer accept partial guns in as a base gun unless you clear it with me beforehand. We are all working 12 hour days trying to get your guns done in a reasonable time and I simply don't have the extra time to sit and make calls all over trying to find the parts that you left out. When you send in your gun, you can take it apart if you feel better doing so or if it makes sending it easier with UPS or Fed Ex, but make sure and put all the internal parts in baggies and send them with the gun.



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