SPOTLIGHT REVOLVER Cartridge
The SPOTLIGHT revolver cartridge for this
week is the 510 GNR. This is a cartridge I developed
back in early 2002. We were all shooting the 500 Linebaugh
but there were no light loads in the Linebaugh cartridge and
loading them up light was a tricky proposition. I developed
the 510 GNR on a short fat case, so that we could load it
down to the 510 Special velocities, a 300 grain bullet at
900 fps or load it up to equal the 500 Linebaugh. The 510
GNR was developed for the 350 grain bullet and has done very
well with it, having taken 3 elephant with it and 2 of them
with one shot each. It has taken numerous Cape Buffalo and
loaded down has taken cow elk, Bison and such with ease.
With all the shortages these last couple of years the brass
has been a bit hard to find but can be made from 348, 50
Alaskan or 500 Linebaugh brass cut down. We have a trim die
to do this easily. We also have the dies and loading data in
stock. The 510 GNR will put out a 350 grain LBT style LFN
bullet at 1300 fps in a 7” revolver. It will do 1650 fps in
a 10” Encore barrel. We also have loads for a 435 grain
bullet but the cartridge does best with the 350 grain. In
the picture the 510 GNR is on the left with a 45 Long Colt
on the right for size comparison.
510 GNR and 45 Colt
PictureS of the Week
Eric Stenberg with a big Fallow buck
Tom Cothrun with an Angora goat taken with his 41 Mag
Contender, being assisted by Phyllis “killer” Sim
I had planned on
mentioning this a while back but kept thinking it would get better
but it isn’t 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.
10mm Hog Hunter
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Our next HHC (Handgun Hunter’s
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.
GNR 22 Flattop Tool
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Spotlight Custom Rifle
This is one of our Mega Beast rifles. It is built on your Ruger #1
and comes in pretty much whatever caliber you want. The Mega Beast
shown is chambered in our extremely powerful 476 GNR, which is the
50 Alaskan necked to 475. This cartridge has been used all over the
world for big dangerous game. In the building of the Mega Beast we
add a new heavy duty 20” barrel and our own patented muzzle brake
which is guaranteed to reduce the recoil by at least 50%. The
overall size of the Mega Beast is short as you can see in the
picture. it is the same size as a Ruger 10-22. The short size is
perfect for dangerous game hunting in heavy brush. You get new front
and rear express sights, and is sighted in when you get it back. The
gun is engraved with whatever game scenes you want and you can have
your name engraved on it at no extra charge. It is finished in our
deluxe Black Chromex finish or in a satin vapor Honed finish if your
Ruger #1 is stainless. The stock is ebony finish with a Decelerator
butt pad. The 476 GNR has taken several elephant and numerous Cape
Buffalo plus at least 3 Brown bears. You get the same power you have
in the 470 Nitro and 500 Nitro but without the extremely high ammo
price as you can easily load it yourself. We have the dies and
The Mega Beast is $2495 on your Ruger #1.
SPOTLIGHT Contender & Encore Cartridge
The SPOTLIGHT Encore and Contender cartridge for this week is
the 416 GNR. This is a great cartridge for big and
dangerous game. I developed it in 1993 for an African hunt later
that year. I had used the 450 GNR on the 1992 hunt in Africa but
wanted to get away from the large bullet drop using the 500
grain solids. The 416 GNR was tested with the Speer 350 grain
soft point bullets and performed perfectly on a large Eland at
100 yards and a large Waterbuck at almost 200 yards. Since then
it has taken elephant with the 400 grain solid. The 416 GNR is a
simple cartridge to make. Using 348 brass you load a powder like
2400, AA#7 or a like powder up to the shoulder, roll up half a
square of toilet tissue and push it down tight against the
powder and shoot it. This forms the case perfectly without
wasting a bullet. It can also be made from 50 Alaskan brass
simply by running it thru the sizer die and necking it down. No
fireforming necessary. The 416 GNR puts out a 350 grain bullet
out of a 14” Encore at well over 2000 fps, a 400 grain solid at
over 1900 fps and a 400 grain hard cast lead gas checked bullet
at 2000 fps. In the picture the 416 GNR is on the left with a 45
Long Colt on the right for size comparison.
280GNR and 45 Colt
Hunting Pictures of
Wayne Kolar with a nice Russian boar taken with his 429 GNR.
Dara Stringer, machinist for Dave Manson Custom Reamers with a
nice cow elk taken with the 7 GNR