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Come see me Jan 31 - Feb 3 at SCI's 52nd Annual Sportsmans 2024 Convention in Nashville at booth #2312.

Custom Rifles

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  • Built Primarily on Winchester M-70’s, I build all rifles on controlled round feed claw extract actions.
  • All actions are double square bridged offering an accurate return to zero scope mounting.
  • One set of Talley Torx  cap head or double lever rings are supplied with each rifle.
  • We strengthen the exposed ring lug surface by adapting an underlug to each ring.
  • The pre 64’ and the original ‘G’ Series factory interrupted thread is reamed out and recut on center to 1 1/16″ x 16 TPI.
  • The lug surface is recut. On all the other controlled round receiver’s the  ring is trued, the bolt face is recut and trued on center.
  • The lugs are then hand lapped and the working surfaces are honed and polished.
  • The bolt release pad is built up and checkered. The bolt assembly is jeweled.
  • The trigger is done to the customer’s requested weight of pull.
  • The action is assembled with Grizzel style one piece bottom metal by Sunny Hill Enterprises. It includes a metal hinged floor plate.
  • Premium Grade, Krieger Cut Rifled Barrels are cryo treated.
  • Chambers can be cut in all standard or wildcat cartridges the actions will accept.
  • The metal is finished in a satin blue.
  • When you select one of our premium stocks blanks we include the turning cost or you can furnish your own blank. You can also choose one of our laminated stock woods.
  • An ebony forend tip is installed. Cross bolts and ebony plugs are installed.
  • A 6/10″ or 1″ Pachmeyer decelerator pad is installed at the customer’s desired length of pull.
  • The stock is pillar bedded and epoxy based fiberglass reinforced.
  • Our screwless chrome moly machined metal grip cap and a 2 screw front and rear stainless steal metal sling swivel studs are installed.
  • The stock is finished in satin Oil and then checkered in a standard point pattern, with a wrap around  forearm and a 3 panel grip at 24 lines per inch.

Ordering Information

  • A credit is offered to all customers when using their actions. Please inquire.
  • Deviations from the original specifications can be made on all rifles. Please inquire.
  • In addition to the wood stock you can also have a synthetic stock fitted as well, please inquire.
  • All orders must be accompanied by a signed contract and a 50% deposit, unless other arrangements have been made and noted on contract.
  • Balance is required upon completion of the work and prior to shipping, unless other arrangements have been made.
  • A dealer signed copy of their F.F.L. that I can ship the completed rifle to, must be received at this time. Each Rifle will be shipped in a fitted case suitable for airline travel.
  • Insured shipping and handling will be billed with each rifle.
  • All clients will be notified of the charges.

“There are so many stories that I could tell about Pat’s rifles that I wouldn’t know were to begin! Hunting stories from Africa or Coues Whitetail in Mexico, but the most telling stories come from the rifle range. I am aware as to how unorthodox this sounds, but just bear with me and you will understand.

Both my father and myself have used Pat’s rifles for hunts on both continents, and we can both personally attest to their reliability and quality, but the confidence we have in his work comes from the results that  we have experienced on the rifle range! For over10 years we have known Pat as a custom rifle maker, and have trusted him to build rifles for us that allow us to be certain of taking shots that otherwise would seem impossible.

We have seen his guns make under half MOA 10 shot groups at 100 yards no matter the bullet construction (given they are the same weight) with every rifle he has built for us!
He has built for us 7mm REM MAGs, 300 WIN MAGs, 375 H&Hs and we have on commission a 6.5 Creedmore that we cannot wait to get our hands on!

Words are not enough to describe the level of quality Pat strives for when putting his masterpieces together! If you are on the fence, and are willing and able to spend the cost for one of his rifles, don’t even doubt it for a second! THEY ARE WORTH IT! And when we use the word MASTERPIECE, it’s not just used for the quality of his action and barrel work, because his stocks are what dreams are made of! It does not matter if it is a synthetic or incredibly gorgeous wood stock! Whatever he makes will be the gun you will always show of to your friends at the range or on the field!

Don’t think about it and commission a rifle for your next hunt!”

José Francisco Bours Jr

“I first met Patrick Holehan 25 years ago on an antelope hunt in New Mexico. My family and I have hunted with Patrick on numerous occasions for antelope in New Mexico. Patrick is an excellent judge of trophy quality bucks and extremely patient when glassing in order to attempt to get you the best Pronghorn possible. His area outside of Roswell has a very good population with a high percentage of mature bucks. Above all, I have found Patrick to be diligent in preparation and most of all extremely honest! I am looking forward to hunting with Patrick again soon.”

Mike Davis

“If you are attracted to top-of-the-line old school hunting rifles, the kind with fine walnut stocks, old world custom craftsmanship, and pinpoint accuracy, look no further than those built by Patrick Holehan. I’ve been in the outdoor and gun writing business since the late 1970s, and been around a lot of rifle builders, and Patrick is as good as they come. He builds everything from the ground up, taking great pride in his work, and will not settle for second best. His rifles are beautiful, reliable, and they shoot lights out. You will not be disappointed.”

Bob Robb

“The P in Patrick Holehan’s first name stands for perfection. Whether a recoil pad or a high-grade totally custom rifle, he delivers the same degree of thought and attention to the task. No, this is not a paid advertisement!  It’s true words from the benefactor of rifles that are as accurate as they are beautiful. Patrick is an outfitter/guide for Couse deer, and I have the memory of taking a record head with one of his rifles.”

Sam Fadala, Field Editor, GUNS MAGAZINE.

“As fine hunting rifles leave me weak-kneed, I leaned on the table when unboxing the Holehan-built .25-06. But I’m also critical of rifles that don’t measure up. So the checkering, wood-to-metal fit and Patrick’s integral scope bases got special scrutiny. I couldn’t find a flaw. Each diamond on the bolt knob was exactly like the next. No flat tops, no over-runs. The stock, cleanly checkered in a traditional point pattern, fit snug as the skin of a peach to the perfectly rust-blued steel. Its wrist was delightfully slender and open; the forend had just the right taper; the cheek-piece appeared cut from marble. Flats were flat, straight edges straight and evenly crisp. Each curve was properly a segment of a circle. Not a sanding mark remained. The rifle flew to cheek, aligning my eye instantly  with the Swarovski’s crosswire. Oh boy! And this was the “field” stock, of laminates, which I’d begged to spare the figured walnut injury on the mountain! At the range, the bolt slicked up cartridges and spilled empties without a hitch. Groups averaged just under an inch. Weeks later, as dawn brightened deer country, a buck slipped from the draw ahead of me and scooted up a ridge. It stopped at about 300 steps, peeked back over a rock. I had the top of its shoulder. Just enough. At the report, the deer collapsed, dead as it was still falling. My rack holds other fine rifles. None is more elegant or finely built than this Model 70 by Patrick Holehan. None has a keener nose for the target, or feels better in the crook of my arm.”

Wayne van Zwoll

“I’ve known Pat Holehan for decades. Our first adventure together occurred decades ago in Sonora, a successful Coues deer hunt that went off without a hitch. Over the years we have become good friends, hunting together many times for a variety of species, from doves and quail to deer and turkeys. When it comes to outfitting deer and Gould’s turkey hunts in Sonora, Patrick is as good as it gets. He speaks fluent Spanish, intimately knows the ins and outs of the paperwork required and how to cross the border quickly and easily, and has access to some prime ranches to hunt. His private land New Mexico pronghorn hunts are highly successful and well run, too. He’s an excellent glasser, and always has reliable and knowledgeable guides working for him. I look forward to my next adventure with Patrick and Gone Huntin’ Outfitters, and recommend him highly.”

Bob Robb

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