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Thread: Rimfire Benchrest rifles (Calfee SPEC rifles)

  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by rputzbach View Post
    A friend of mine is the original owner of the spec 8 and still has it.
    rputzbach,

    If you see your friend ask him to put up some pictures of Spec 8. The one I have does not do the rifle justice.

    TKH
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    Black Death SPEC 5

    I still think that is a terrible name. Just too spooky for me. But one can't deny how effective it has been at slaughtering the competition.

    If you look at the pic you can see Black Death does not have the engine turning (jewelling) that most of the other Spec rifles had.

    I guess with a name like that Bill didn't want to make it too pretty.

    There is another Spec rifle that didn't have the jewelling. I'm trying to get a pic of it.

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    TKH

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    Black Death

    Quote Originally Posted by tonykharper View Post
    I still think that is a terrible name. Just too spooky for me. But one can't deny how effective it has been at slaughtering the competition.

    If you look at the pic you can see Black Death does not have the engine turning (jewelling) that most of the other Spec rifles had.

    I guess with a name like that Bill didn't want to make it too pretty.

    There is another Spec rifle that didn't have the jewelling. I'm trying to get a pic of it.

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    TKH
    Just for you Tony...
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    Rembrandt - Glen Hartjes

    Rembrandt is one of the most beautiful RFBR rifles I've ever seen. It is not a Calfee Spec rifle but it is a Calfee rifle.

    I can't really describe just how pretty this rifle is but just ask anyone that has seen it. They will all say Wow! it is beautiful.

    For a bench rest rifle beauty is only skin deep.

    But Rembrandt isn't just pretty.

    Glen has shot a 2500 ARA target at the ARA Indoors Nationals, and a IR 50/50 card of 250 23Xs at the Triple Crown.

    That is getting it done when it counts.

    TKH
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    Hey Tony,
    Correct you are, Glen's rifle is a thing of beauty! I remember the first time I saw it, 2016 Iowa State ARA tournament at Voelker's club. Could hardly keep my eyes off of it.

    Hope to see you in Pontiac later in the summer.

    Later.....Scott

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    Carolina Gold Spec 13

    This is the only pic I have of Spec 13. It was colorful to say the least. Now I see why Bill did not engine turn (jewel) the action.

    If anyone has better pics please post them.

    TKH

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    Merlin at it again!

    Todd Wooten won the 2020 Va. State (yards) tournament with Merlin.

    Some rifles and shooters just keep on going, going, and going.

    Congrats Todd!

    TKH

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    Spec 7 "Palladin" has NewOwners!

    Bruce & Noah bought Palladin Spec 7 from Mr Haney yesterday ! Going to Arkansas! This looks like a sign Bruce & Noah are coming back into 22RFBR !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick Willy View Post
    Bruce & Noah bought Palladin Spec 7 from Mr Haney yesterday ! Going to Arkansas! This looks like a sign Bruce & Noah are coming back into 22RFBR !
    Just when you think it is safe to go back in the water (RFBR) all these Spec rifles start showing up!!!!

    TKH

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    Paladin Back in Black

    Quote Originally Posted by tonykharper View Post
    Just when you think it is safe to go back in the water (RFBR) all these Spec rifles start showing up!!!!

    TKH


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    SPEC 10, The Viriginian

    When will we see this rifle? Will we see this rifle?

    Summer is getting on if this thing is going to get built it is time to get it done!!!

    If Bill gets busy he could have this thing born on the 4th of July. That has a good ring to it.

    Come on Bill, it is time to get busy!

    TKH

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonykharper View Post
    When will we see this rifle? Will we see this rifle?

    Summer is getting on if this thing is going to get built it is time to get it done!!!

    If Bill gets busy he could have this thing born on the 4th of July. That has a good ring to it.

    Come on Bill, it is time to get busy!

    TKH
    We have a new and exciting opportunity.

    It has just been made public that Ivan Wells has teamed up with Mike Bush and Company to create an all out true bench rest rifle action and build it into a full up benchrest rifle.

    At this same time we have Bill Calfee procrastinating about building a New Spec rifle. Spec 10, The Virginian.

    Would it be exciting if these two rifles could compete against each other in September at the ARA Nationals.

    Mike Bush and Ivan Wells are both young and energetic. I have every confidence they will be able to complete their rifle in time to make the Nationals.

    Bill, on the other hand I'm not so sure. He is old and lazy, so he may not be up to the task. If not, would it be fair to put up another Calfee rifle in the place of The Virginian??

    That is one match that would be worth the drive to St. Louie to see!!!!

    TKH
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    Merlin Spec 4, Bullet Pro 150

    Congratulations to Todd Wooten for winning the Inaugural Bullet Pro 150 with Spec 4, Merlin.

    As always Todd great shooting. Enjoy the win.

    TKH

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    Those Calfee Spec rifles just keep going and going and going.

    Todd Wooten shooting Merlin Spec 4. won the PSL today. That is no surprise.

    Noah Johns came in third shooting Paladin Spec 7.

    Those were the only two Spec rifles in the match. I guess that was all that was needed.

    TKH

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    How much of Merlin is still all original as it came from Calfee?

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