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SPOTLIGHT REVOLVER Cartridge
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
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.
Spotlight Custom Rifle
The new CLASSIC HUNTER is $1495 on your base gun.
SPOTLIGHT Contender & Encore Cartridge
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
When Shipping Your 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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