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The Spotlight revolver cartridge for this week is the 455 GNR. Compared to the 45 long colt it has much more powder capacity. It will equal the 454 with considerably less recoil. Basically a 475 Linebaugh case necked to 45. Dies and data are available.


455 GNR


Hunting PictureS of the Week


Larry Farley in a down pour with a 41 GNR and a wet hog

Mark Hall with a curly haired hog

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

Vaquero GNR Sight Base

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The dates for our Handgun Hunterís Challenge (HHC) have been booked for those that need to plan ahead. Both the hunts are in the normal place, the Wilderness Hunting lodge in Monterey Tennessee. The spring hunt is scheduled for March 23 thru 26. We arrive there at the lodge on Thursday the 22nd, and leave out on Sunday the 26th.

The fall hunt is set for October the 5th thru the 8th. Again we arrive on Thursday the 4th and leave out on Sunday the 8th.

To make your reservations call Sandy at 931-979-4050. We have room for 50 hunters and everyone is welcome. It is booked as a handgun hunt but use what is comfortable to you. It is more of a gathering of friends than anything. See you there. I will be posting more info on it as we go along.

New Product

 Black Widow High Power

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Spotlight Custom Rifle
This is our new Spotlight Custom Rifle and a special one it is. It is built on your Uberti or any of the Winchester 1860 or 1866 clones with the brass receiver. First we do a full action job on it to slick it up. Then we polish the brass frame and engrave it with western type engraving. We also engrave the blued barrel and do the deluxe Black Chromex finish on it. We clean up the wood, taking any dings or scratches out of it and completely refinish it to brand new. We finally sight it in and get it ready for the field or range for you.

The custom rifle is special priced at $1295 on your base rifle.



SPOTLIGHT Contender & Encore Cartridge

The Spotlight Encore/Contender cartridge for this week is the 310 GNR. This is another of our wildcat cartridges based on the 405 case. The 310 GNR has about 18% more case capacity than the 30-06 and due to the rimmed case it works better in the Encore than the 30-06. The 310 GNR is a very fast and flat shooting cartridge capable of taking most North American game with ease. In the picture the 310 GNR is on the left with a 45 Long Colt on the right for size comparison.

310 GNR and 45 Colt


Hunting Pictures of the Week

Jim Taylor with a 41 Magnum cow elk

Several Misfits at the first Texas HHC, February 2007

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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