Bansner’s Custom Rifles

BANSNER’S  Éclat Rifle

The foundation of our Éclat Sporting Rifle begins with a Winchester Model 70 “Classic” action with CRF that has been highly modified for aesthetics and function.

  • The action is completely accurized for exacting concentricity: receiver threads and recoil lug seats are re-machined, bolt and action face are re-cut and lugs are lapped to provide maximum amount of contact. A match grade Hart or Lilja barrel is installed using the “dialed-in” techniques developed for bench-rest rifles. This procedure will ensure the finest accuracy attainable from your barreled action. All barrels with be fluted in our 8 groove design and feature the appropriate contour and twist rate for the specific calibers intended hunting purpose. The Éclat is available in the more popular long-range cartridges including: .257 Weatherby Magnum, .264 Winchester Magnum, 7mm Remington Magnum, .300 Winchester Magnum, .300 Weatherby Magnum, .300 Remington Ultra Magnum, .338 Winchester Magnum and .340 Weatherby Magnum (Note: Other calibers may be available upon request.)

Note: These rifles are designed for maximum accuracy at all practical hunting ranges and will truly benefit from our custom load development service. We will tailor the proper bullet/load combination that will give you the optimum results for your hunting needs. This service is recommended for our Éclat Sporting Rifle to ensure the highest level of down-range performance attainable.

  • The receiver is completely detailed and polished inside and out for reliable and smooth feeding under all conditions. We have re-shaped the action tang in the “clover-leaf” style for a tasteful appearance. The factory bolt handle is removed and replaced with a welded on classic design that is checkered with 2-borderd panels for a positive grip. The bolt stop has a built-up and checkered pad and the trigger is re-shaped and contoured to fit the shooters finger. The sear engagement surfaces are ground to provide a crisp, clean and consistent pull weight of 2 ½ pounds with no unnecessary overall travel. We have pinned the trigger and bolt stop to remove any slop or play that is unacceptable on a rifle of this quality.
  • The bottom metal used on this rifle is a Sunny-Hill Enterprises one-piece custom straddle floor-plate with release lever placed inside the trigger bow housing. Not only is this unit attractive, but it also is the most reliable floor-plate design on the market today. Magazine capacity for most magnum cartridges is 3 + 1.
  •  The top of the receiver is ground to mate our custom machined set of scope bases made from bar stock. This mounting system is simple and strong, putting the centerline of the bore in line with the scope enabling maximum adjustment range for long-range shooting. These mounts are made for the specific scope intended and are mounted as low as possible for proper bolt handle clearance. Available in 1 inch or 30mm, our mounts are lightweight steel and will hold up under the heavier recoil associated with the magnum cartridges.
  • The Éclat Sporting Rifle features a uniquely designed fiberglass stock that was a collaborative effort between David Miller, Curt Krum and Mark Bansner. This distinctive Miller design incorporates many enhancements found on a best-quality walnut stocked sporting rifle. This stock features a straight comb with no drop from comb nose to heel, shadowline cheekpiece with deep flutes on the comb nose and a highly detailed floor-plate area. These stocks are fully hand-laminated with fiberglass and graphite cloth. An epoxy is used to cure these laminations for incredible strength. Graphite is used to stiffen the forend for less flex so common with the injection molded design. We use a foam core in the forend and butt-stock to reduce weight, and in this molding process the foam presses out air while laminating the glass and graphite together. Structurally, the center section (action bedding area) is actually a solid pour. This makes for an extremely rigid non-compressive area. The actions are pillar-bedded with Marine Tex epoxy and barrels are free floated. A Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad is standard. This stock is available in your choice of our signature style textured finishes.
  • All metal is carefully hand polished and then coated with one of our durable polymer finishes. This coating will protect metal better than any caustic blue method used on most production guns today. From Africa to the arctic this finish will stand up to the elements. This has been our preferred metal finish since 2002.
  • Before each rifle is shipped, we take painstaking efforts to assure absolute reliability in function and accuracy. Many factory loads are tested, but it has been our experience that Federal offers the most consistent performance in their Premium line. As previously stated, to get the full accuracy potential from this rifle custom developed hand loads are essential. The cost for this service can vary depending on components used when tailoring your load. Further details can be discussed on time of order.
  • To take full advantage of the long-range capabilities that this rifle offers we recommend high-quality optics that give sufficient magnification out to 800 yards. I have used scopes from all manufacturers claiming to be the best, whether American made or German. All have failed at some point or other. Having said all this, I have had extremely good results with Swarovski’s new Z5 3.5-18X44mm scope with a custom Ballistic turret made through the Outdoorsman. This particular scope has tracked, adjusted and maintained zero at all ranges. I also like the fact that this particular scope is not excessive in weight, being only 15.9 oz. This turret is load specific and we recommend our custom load service to bring out all the maximum benefits that this rig can offer the shooter. Price for this scope will be given at the time of order.

Pricing: $14,000 INCLUDING ACTION

Deposit and Approximate Delivery Time: $6,000 deposit required at time of order. Approximate delivery time is 8 to 10 months.  

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BANSNER’S 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Rifle:
The Best Just Got Better!! Limited Run of 25!

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“A rifle of this quality can be handed down with pride from generation to generation!!”

  • Stainless Steel Action Available in short or long action
  • Classic Bolt handle w/ 3-panel Checkering on Knob
  • Lilja Precision Match Grade S/S Barrel Fluted by Bansners with Your Choice of Caliber and Barrel Contour
  • Jewell Trigger
  • Custom One-Piece Straddle Floorplate that has been fully Engraved by Master Engraver, Lee Griffiths. Featuring full coverage scroll work highlighted with a beautiful Big Horn Sheep as the Center Piece. The Engraving is Accented by Satin French Graying.
  • Talley Custom Q.D. Bases and Rings (1″ or 30mm)
  • Barreled Action is coated with our durable polymer ‘Ti’ K-Kote Metal Finish.
  • Hand Crafted Fiberglass Stock cut to your LOP (Length of Pull) and fitted with a Pachmayr Decelerator Pad and Custom Painted in your Choice of Textured Finish.

PRICE: $6,195.00 INCLUDING ACTION

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BANSNER’S “ULTIMATE OVIS” Lightweight Mountain Rifle:

  • Stainless steel action with custom bolt handle and spiral fluted bolt body. Bolt features M-16 style extractor with plunger ejector.
  • Light-weight firing pin assembly for a fast lock-time.
  • Lilja Precision match-grade stainless steel barrel that is chambered in the “dialed-in” technique developed for bench-rest rifles. Barrel is fluted to reduce weight and increase handling characteristics.
  • Rifle comes complete with our stream-line muzzle brake and thread protector.
  • Custom Jewell trigger with 2-position safety, tuned and set to your desired pull weight. 3-position swing safety is available for an additional $350
  • Receiver mounted bolt release.
  • Bansner’s custom lightweight ADL trigger-guard is standard. Optional 1-piece steel straddle floorplate is available for an additional $375.
  • Talley Signature Q.D. bases and rings available in 1” or 30mm.
  • All metal is coated in our polymer K-Cote that is available in 4 colors (Silver, Ti, Tan, and Satin Black.). This finish will protect your metal even under the most extreme conditions.
  • High-Tech Specialties, Inc., fiberglass stock is fully pillar-bedded with a free floated barrel channel, cut to your LOP and fitted a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad and painted in your choice of textured finish. Available stock style include: Classic, Classic with cheekpiece and Sheep Hunter.
  • Rifle comes completely range tested and sighted-in for accuracy. NOTE: We are authorized dealers for Leupold, Night Force, Swarovski and Schmidt&Bender.

PRICE: $4,595

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BANSNER’S “ULTIMATE ONE” Rifle:

  • Stainless steel action with custom bolt handle and spiral fluted bolt body. Bolt features M-16 style extractor with plunger ejector.
  • Light-weight firing pin assembly for a fast lock-time.
  • Lilja Precision match-grade stainless steel barrel that is chambered in the “dialed-in” technique developed for bench-rest rifles. Barrel is fluted to reduce weight and increase handling characteristics.
  • Rifle comes complete with our stream-line muzzle brake and thread protector.
  • Custom Jewell trigger with 2-position safety, tuned and set to your desired pull weight. 3-position swing safety is available for an additional $350
  • Receiver mounted bolt release.
  • Bansner’s custom lightweight ADL trigger-guard is standard. Optional 1-piece steel straddle floorplate is available for an additional $375.
  • Talley Signature Q.D. bases and rings available in 1” or 30mm.
  • All metal is coated in our polymer K-Cote that is available in 4 colors (Silver, Ti, Tan, and Satin Black.). This finish will protect your metal even under the most extreme conditions.
  • High-Tech Specialties, Inc., fiberglass stock is fully pillar-bedded with a free floated barrel channel, cut to your LOP and fitted a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad and painted in your choice of textured finish. Available stock style include: Classic, Classic with cheekpiece and Sheep Hunter.
  • Rifle comes completely range tested and sighted-in for accuracy. NOTE: We are authorized dealers for Leupold, Night Force, Swarovski and Schmidt&Bender.

PRICE: $4,595

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BANSNER’S “SAFARI HUNTER” Rifle:

Built on a Winchester M-70 CRF action. The lugs are lapped, the receiver ring and bolt face are trued and the working surfaces are honed and polished. The bolt release pad is built up and checkered. The trigger is re-contoured and tuned to customer’s desired pull weight. The bolt assembly is jeweled. The action is assembled with one-piece bottom metal including a metal hinged floorplate.

  • Lilja Precision match-grade barrel. Chambers can be cut in all magnum cartridges the action will accept. Barrel is finished to customer’s desired length.
  • A No. 5 contour barrel is standard.
  • Metal is finished in polymer K-Cote.
  • A barrel band front sight will be installed including a sight blade and sight blade hood.
  • A barrel band sling swivel stud is installed.
  • Rear island adjustable express sight is installed.
  • Talley Signature series Q.D. bases and rings with levers available in 1″ or 30mm.
  • High-Tech Specialties, Inc., fiberglass stock is fully pillar-bedded with a free floated barrel channel, cut to your desired LOP and fitted with a 1″ Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. Your choice of textured paint.
  • Rifle comes completely range tested for accuracy.

PRICE: $5,595

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BANSNER’S “ALPINE HUNTER” Rifle:

Howa 1500 stainless steel barreled action/Milled receiver for a more attractive appearance and engraved “Alpine Hunter”.

  • Trigger is tuned and set at a crisp 2 1/2 pounds. Features 3-position safety.
  • The factory barrel is fluted, recrowned and fitted with our streamline muzzle brake.
  • Talley Q.D. bases and rings available in 1″ or 30mm.
  • All metal is coated in our durable polymer Ti K-Cote.
  • High-Tech Specialties, Inc., fiberglass stock with cheekpiece is fully pillarbedded, fitted with a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad cut to your LOP and painted in your choice of textured paint.
  • Rifle comes completely range tested and sighted-in at 100 yards.

Note: Please contact us for available calibers. Some Weatherby and WSM magnum calibers optional, please call for availability on these chamberings; additional cost is $275.
PRICE: $2,195

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