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Search for a specialty pistol #211659 07/14/2022 11:49 AM
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I have been handgun hunting for almost 30 years now using Contenders, Encores, BFR's but have wanted a custom bolt or different type of single shot. Have waited years, but it looks like the MOA maximum is never coming back, and all of the Nosler pistols I see online are in calibers I don't want. Any suggestions on who can make something that I can custom build to what I want? Want something extremely accurate and reliable. This would be used for deer, bear and maybe elk if I get lucky enough to to draw a tag. Thinking 308 Win Thank you


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Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211660 07/14/2022 2:19 PM
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When I was in your position about 2 years ago, I spoke with Ernie. Ernie is on this forum and the Specialty Pistol forum as well as others. He doesn't build them but has lots of knowledge about them. I have his number if you want to send me an email and I'll give it to you. Even though Ernie gives out his number readily on the net, I don't feel right doing it for him.

After he gave me some guidance, I built a rear grip 20 Vartarg which is my favorite. Later I built a center grip 223. I use both for prairie dogs. I used Remeage barrels for both builds on Rem. 700 actions.

Make contact with Ernie, he will not lead you astray.

Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211661 07/14/2022 5:26 PM
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Thank you so much. I will reach out 🙂


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Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211662 07/15/2022 12:59 PM
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Here’s the dude that built mine https://www.awtllc.net/
Advanced weapons technology in russell ky. He does long range rifles, gives classes in that, and some unreal 1911s etc etc. Of course ernie knows several out west. I like having one right here at home. Im just not rich like ernie lol.


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Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211663 07/15/2022 11:04 PM
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Might consider finding a Savage Striker if you are on a budget. Otherwise get with Ernie on a XTP build


If it jams force it! If it breaks it needed replacing anyway.
Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211664 07/15/2022 11:06 PM
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XP not XTP
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If it jams force it! If it breaks it needed replacing anyway.
Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211665 07/17/2022 1:30 PM
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I was in Montana helping a friend.
ernieemily @ yahoo.com

Remove the spaces for the address to be correct


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Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211666 07/17/2022 2:04 PM
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Originally Posted by handgunhuntr
I have been handgun hunting for almost 30 years now using Contenders, Encores, BFR's but have wanted a custom bolt or different type of single shot. Have waited years, but it looks like the MOA maximum is never coming back, and all of the Nosler pistols I see online are in calibers I don't want. Any suggestions on who can make something that I can custom build to what I want? Want something extremely accurate and reliable. This would be used for deer, bear and maybe elk if I get lucky enough to to draw a tag. Thinking 308 Win Thank you


Be glad to chat with you.
FWIW I will be moving a center-grip 308 Winchester XP-100 that has a laminated stock, and a fluted barrel in the near future.
I have two now, and the one that Chris built me (Dirty Thirty), is also a loaner XP-100 for WY-SHOT is a keeper, even I didn't have that shoot.
https://bulletin.accurateshooter.co...HRaUsz44Yt48OGf4NqhNf9LVNjZG7PplCtAdd_8A


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Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211669 07/18/2022 12:45 PM
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That's a beautiful piece of machinery, I would love to talk to you about it. Email sent


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Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211672 07/18/2022 1:30 PM
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Originally Posted by handgunhuntr
That's a beautiful piece of machinery, I would love to talk to you about it. Email sent


It hasn't come through yet.
I sent you a PM as well
take out all of the spaces on the email


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Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211673 07/18/2022 11:30 PM
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I seem to be having issues with my email for some reason I tried calling cell also . Very much looking forward to talking with you


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Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211674 07/19/2022 2:14 AM
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Enjoyed the chat


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Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211675 07/19/2022 1:18 PM
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As did I. I really appreciate you taking the time to talk with me. I definitely learned alot, and can see this becoming a new hobby, and already looking around for places that I can get some distance to practice


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Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211679 07/19/2022 2:35 PM
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Originally Posted by handgunhuntr
As did I. I really appreciate you taking the time to talk with me. I definitely learned alot, and can see this becoming a new hobby, and already looking around for places that I can get some distance to practice


Good for you-playing at distance is fun!


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Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211684 07/22/2022 1:10 AM
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The 308 Winchester Nosler M48's seem to be scarce as hens teeth. When I started looking at Nosler M48's the 308 Win was the First Choice. None were to be found at that time.
My second choice was a 7-08. I did locate a 7-08 M48 for sale, however at the same time I located a new M48 in 6.5CM that was $250 cheaper on the opening bid. I ended up buying it for the opening bid.
I am a huge fan of the M48, but a well built Custom XP100 is a great find also.

Good luck finding exactly what you want.

Bob R


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Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211685 07/22/2022 5:47 PM
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I know a guy Mr. Handgunhuntr… he’s not easy to deal with and doesn’t shut up about guns or much else…

We’ll stretch the legs on that one you got headed your way… The backyard range only goes to 100 meters from the deck! we need to head to the farm though for out to 600 (yeah I know but that’s far for Pennsylvania folks!)…. Just got to get some corn down.

Re: Search for a specialty pistol [Re: handgunhuntr] #211688 07/23/2022 4:09 PM
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Sounds like a plan to me COR. Just say when


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