Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Photography > Gun Photos


.338-.408 Bubinga Makeover

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 09-22-2010, 08:58 PM
Official LRH Sponsor
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 2,497
.338-.408 Bubinga Makeover

I stocked this .338 Big Baer for member "Trueblue" a few months ago. After taking delivery, he realized that his recent shoulder surgery would not allow him to shoot this powerhouse.

I bought it back from him and added it to the other .338-.408's in the stable.

After looking at it on the coffee table where it sat in my office for a few weeks, it began calling out to me... It was telling me that the bead blasted stainless metal clashed with the highly figured Bubinga stock. I ignored it for a while knowing I didn't need another project... I finally agreed with it, and succumbed to spending a few hours changing it's persona..

I stripped it down, prepped it, and shot it with Graphite Black Cerakote.

Now it sits on the same coffee table calling out for me to take it to the field...



Reply With Quote

Unread 09-22-2010, 09:14 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,999
Re: .338-.408 Bubinga Makeover

Ya, good call, WOW! It rocked before but that really pops now!
"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Reply With Quote
Unread 09-22-2010, 09:21 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: ALASKA
Posts: 504
Re: .338-.408 Bubinga Makeover

kaa...ching! Holy smokes Joel...great vision and call on the coating. LRH'ers are lucky to have you here.
Reply With Quote
Unread 09-22-2010, 09:24 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: OK
Posts: 2,133
Re: .338-.408 Bubinga Makeover

very nice Joel.
Reply With Quote
Unread 09-22-2010, 10:35 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SW MT or noVA
Posts: 986
Re: .338-.408 Bubinga Makeover

Sorry to hear about trueblue.

that is the most beautiful rifle I have ever seen. Hands down.
"Out of range" is a theoretical concept as far as I'm concerned. Send it!
Reply With Quote
Unread 09-23-2010, 06:54 AM
Gold Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Alberta
Posts: 866
Re: .338-.408 Bubinga Makeover

Joel, very nice change. I'm glad you listened to it.

Now you must continue listening to it. "Take it to the field Joel", "Take it to the field Joel"....

Enjoy & Good Hunting! You coming up to Alberta this year?
Reply With Quote
Unread 09-23-2010, 08:28 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Danville, PA
Posts: 1,083
Re: .338-.408 Bubinga Makeover

Very nice. Now it has that semi-tactical look. I'm sure it will shoot just as well as the others.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: .338-.408 Bubinga Makeover
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
7wsm gets a makeover loaders_loft Gun Photos 21 06-14-2011 05:42 AM
338 lapua makeover pics 300R Gun Photos 6 09-01-2010 08:22 PM
The Dakota gets a makeover dougm Specialty Handgun Hunting 8 12-25-2009 03:31 PM
A3-5L Exotic Bubinga Stock ** SPF** Joel Russo Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 13 09-14-2009 04:49 PM
Bubinga Baer Joel Russo Gun Photos 11 01-03-2009 07:20 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC