I’m going to date myself by telling you that I had the opportunity to grow-up reading articles about the attributes of various rifles/cartridges by some of the great gun writers of all time like Jack O’Conner, Elmer Keith, Bob Milek, Jim Carmichael and others. One thing that they all had in common was that they often sang the praises of custom made rifles. I’m quite sure that all that read those articles often time’s day dreamt about having a custom rifle of their own. I know that I did. But things like college, a wife and braces for a kid took precedence over building the rifle of your dreams.
In retrospect, I’m glad that I didn’t have the wherewith to build that exquisite, one of a kind rifle that I’d be reluctant to hunt with because I’d be terrified that I’d put a scratch in a piece of exotic walnut that is truly a work of art.
As time progressed, I came to realize that first and foremost I am a Hunter. I view a rifle as a tool. If I can’t use it as such, I probably don’t need it.
With my modest disposable income increasing, I decided that it was time to consider building a custom rifle. I did a great deal of research before I decided as to who was going to build that rifle.
My research convinced me that I didn’t need to look any further away than my own ‘back yard’.
I met with the Snowy Mountain Rifle team and we discussed what I wanted in a hunting rifle. The decision was made to build it.
I have a rifle that shoots much better than I’m capable of shooting it… Thanks Guys! You build a truly exceptionally accurate rifle that is an absolute pleasure to shoot.
"Took my Snowy Mountain Rifle Company .260 out this afternoon for some additional load work to prepare for the upcoming 406 Precision class in IL at Nice Shot. Needless to say, my .260 likes him some H4350. Big shout out to the SMR crew and a huge thanks to Jim - their gunsmith. Looks like I owe him some more chocolate donuts! If anyone is ever in the market for a precision rifle, give me a call and come shoot some of their rifles... they speak for themselves - no gimmicks" -Shay
"The only thing better than a Snowy Mountain Rifle Company are the people that back their product. Getting to spend time with Greg Isenbarger and Jason Rigby certainly made our trip to Montana! ...its refreshing to know the people backing these great rigs are top notch guys and now people I consider my friends!" -Shay