.338-.408 Bubinga Makeover

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by Joel Russo, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    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...

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  2. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Ya, good call, WOW! It rocked before but that really pops now!:D
     

  3. Autorotate

    Autorotate Well-Known Member

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    kaa...ching! Holy smokes Joel...great vision and call on the coating. LRH'ers are lucky to have you here.gun)
     
  4. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    very nice Joel.
     
  5. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear about trueblue.

    Joel,
    that is the most beautiful rifle I have ever seen. Hands down.
     
  6. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    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"....:D

    Enjoy & Good Hunting! You coming up to Alberta this year?
     
  7. Kevin Cram

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    Very nice. Now it has that semi-tactical look. I'm sure it will shoot just as well as the others.
     
  8. Gene Jr.

    Gene Jr. Well-Known Member

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    DANG! That is sweet. The black looks outstanding. Now to take it hunting!
     
  9. jmden

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    Wow!!...is all I can say. Not that it wasn't wow before, but now...WOW. True, maybe you should buy it back! :D:D
     
  10. asa

    asa Well-Known Member

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    That thing looks sweet Joel, now you got to find the time to test her out.
     
  11. Joel Russo

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    Thanks guys...

    Every once in a while I make a good call...

    Chris~ I'm not going to make it to Alberta, my hunting partner is having some health issues which kept us from hunting Alaska this fall.
     
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  12. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Looks great, Joel.
    Enjoy!
     
  13. Booney

    Booney Well-Known Member

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    Man Joel That sure does make a great gun look amazing!!!!!
     
  14. Slopeshunter

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    Sorry to hear about your buddys health issues Joel. It's looking like a good year up here. We've had a rainy year which I think has contributed to lots of good food for the game, & as a result so far there's been some good animals hitting the ground. take care