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    A Custom Order

    Hornady .338 Lapua Magnum with Elk Antler.
    Brass casing and projectile nib cleaned, polished and applied 4 coats of lacquer. The Elk antler over turned, marrow filled with Med CA proud of casing head, turned CA to match casing head, sanded 400X, buffed with extra fine steel wool and polished with Huts Ultra Gloss.

    Les





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    Beauty Les!! I hope to have a rifle that shoots that round soon...I'll have to learn that pen trick!!
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    It's a beauty Les. My favorite caliber for long range.

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    So is the bullet the one that killed the elk?

    Man that is like your work always is, EXCELLENT!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Elm View Post
    Hornady .338 Lapua Magnum with Elk Antler.
    Brass casing and projectile nib cleaned, polished and applied 4 coats of lacquer.
    Fantastic work as usual. Really made the antler pop!

    Any tricks to making sure the lacquer doesn't flake off of the metal?

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    Beautiful work as always, Les!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    Fantastic work as usual. Really made the antler pop!

    Any tricks to making sure the lacquer doesn't flake off of the metal?
    Ryan,

    I use automotive lacquer and haven't had any complaints about the lacquer "Flaking" off.

    les
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    Very nice work Les!. I think that is a great combination of kit and material. Very well done. Looks great.
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    Fine work, looks great. Your customer is sure to be pleased.
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