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The Spotlight Cartridge this week for revolvers is the 500 GNR. This great cartridge is simply a 510 GNR necked down to 500. A bit more power due to the necking down, the 500 GNR in an 8” encore barrel will will put out a 350 grain bullet at almost 1500 fps. It will propel a 375 grain bullet at a bit over 1500 fps. This one is faster due to it being a hard cast bullet with less friction. For those that like the heavier bullets, although I developed it for the 350 grain bullets, a 425 grain bullet will chrono almost 1500 fps. A true big game and dangerous game cartridge. In the picture the 500 GNR is on the left and a 45 Long Colt cartridge on the right for size comparison.


500 GNR and 45 Colt


Hunting PictureS of the Week


Chuck Warner with another corn field hog

Blake Naugle with a hog taken with the 510 GNR in the corn field

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.

New Product

Vaquero GNR Sight Base

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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.

New Product

 Black Widow High Power

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Spotlight Custom Rifle

GARY REEDER CUSTOM GUNS is proud to announce a full re-design and re-release of the AFRICAN CLASSIC rifle. This beauty is built on your Marlin 1895 and can be in either 440 GNR, 45-70, 475 GNR, 476 GNR or 50 Alaskan. In the new conversion we give you a new barrel in the length of your choice, some new internals, a full action job and reliability package, plus you get the fine XS sights, a Decellerator butt pad, the engraving of your choice, and full refinishing of the gun. We also round out the lever a bit for easier use while wearing gloves. Each gun is shot as much as 30 times to ensure perfect reliability with all kinds of ammunition. The AFRICAN CLASSIC can be done in either our Black Chromex finish or stainless, according to which finish your base gun happens to be. It can also be done in a two toned finish with a blued frame and stainless barrel or vice versa. The AFRICAN CLASSIC comes with a 16 1/2" barrel or in the length of your choice, and comes with our own patented muzzle brake. Whether you are hunting in Africa or the Florida swamps, it would be hard to beat our new AFRICAN CLASSIC.

$1495 on your base gun ( Marlin 1895 ).

SPOTLIGHT Contender & Encore Cartridge

The Spotlight Cartridge this week for the Encores and Contenders is also a great rifle cartridge. It I the 450 GNR. This beast will come to within about 5% of the 458 Winchester magnum when chambered in a rifle. In a handgun it will take anything on this planet. The 450 GNR is simply a 348 case blown out to fireform in the 450 GNR chamber or the 50 Alaskan brass necked down to 458. In a 14” Encore barrel it will put a 300 grain bullet out at almost 2200 fps. A 350 grain bullet at a bit over 2100 fps and a 400 grain bullet at 2000 fps. It will also push a 500 grain bullet up the tube at 1800 fps. A true large and dangerous game cartridge. In the picture the 450 GNR is on the left with a 45 Long Colt on the right for size comparison.

450 GNR and 45 Colt


Hunting Pictures of the Week

Sean Harper with a nice buck taken with the 8mm GNR

Doug Faith with a big hog 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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