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May 5,2014

Hello Bob

Just a quick note to express my thanks for the consultation around my semi-custom Ruger M77 Hawkeye in .243. Your patience in discussing options with me was almost as good as the final work including trigger pull, bedding, and installation of a new Lilja barrel.

I've been shooting my rifle for two years now, primarily at South Dakota Prairie Dogs with great success, including my personal best confirmed kill at 635 yards.

I've recently been working on some hand loads to continue to improve the accuracy work that I'm quite certain would not have been possible without you. Attached are pictures showing my best (0.391") and worst (0.513") 4 shot groups , including one group with 3 shots through the same hole.

Watch out varmints, with good weather, a steady rest, and perhaps a little luck I might be able to push that personal best even farther this year.

Thanks again Bob. Your consultation is bested only by your craftsmanship.

Mike Nelson

April 2, 2014

Besides top notch gunsmithing, Bob gives you an honest approach concerning what he can provide while laying out fair pricing. There is no reason to use a firearm that doesn't function to its full capability. Let Bob take a look at what you have, what you are thinking, and you will be very satisfied with the results.

Craig Maiwurm

June 1, 2007

Another fantastic job done by Bob.   

I have to work many hours and save for a long time to buy the high quality firearms that I own.

As a hunter and a sporting clays shooter, I expect them to function flawlessly every time I pull the trigger.

As a perfectionist I expect my gunsmith to have the same expectations as I do and I was lucky to have found Bob back in the mid 80ís.

I have always felt very welcome in his shop, making a phone call to him for advice or referring a friend to him.  

Whether you live in Minnesota and can visit with Bob, or you live across the United States, be assured that there is no better gunsmith around to do the required work on your fine guns.

I trust Bobís high quality of work and advice and I think you can too.  

The quality of the 3 muzzle brakes, the trigger work and the work he has done on my Beretta over/unders could not have been done any better. I have also had Bob do a number of firearms transfers from out of state.

His services are greatly appreciated in the past and in the future.     

Minneapolis, St.Paul, Minnesota

I found Bob Odenthal several years ago after my shotgun broke at a clays shoot in Minneapolis. I've since sent much of my gunsmithing work to him because he does good work and finishes it when he says he will. It's a lot easier to send it to him than to find another gunsmith I trust in my own home town.

Chicago, Illinois

I have been a customer of Odenthal's Guns since 1990, I don't own a long gun that has not been tweaked or repaired by Bob.

Even though I have lived in Florida since 1997, I still ship my guns to Odenthal's Guns because I know I will get quality work at a fair price.

I tried a gunsmith down here, and quickly decided the shipping was a small price to pay.

Doug Miller
Coral Gables, Florida

I've been coming to Bob Odenthal for about two years now and will continue to do so because he gives good advice and does competent work.

Bob Lannan
Prescott, Wisconsin

Iíve been coming to Bob Odenthal since 1986. The workmanship is top quality and Iíve never had any trouble with any of the gunsmithing that Bob has done.

Iíve had numerous rifles accurized, shotguns set up for competitive shooting and lots of repair work and refurbishing.

I would not even consider having anyone else work on my guns.

Warner Northrup
Minneapolis, Minnesota



My guns are my treasure. I have used Odenthal guns for the last 18 years. He has built several rifles for me from the ground up. Special Actions, special Barrels.

His hands and expertise have touched nine Swift caliber rifles so far. Less than a 1/2 inch shooter is unacceptable. I can truthfully say his work is the "Best."

Minneapolis, Minnesota

I have been using Bob Odenthal for all my gunsmithing needs for the last 10 years. The quality of his work is so good that I have continued to send my work to Bob even after I moved to South Carolina 4 years ago.

Bob has done everything for me accurizing production rifles, shotgun work and has built a custom rifle. The results are consistently good and Bob always works on something until it is right. I think his prices are reasonable and more importantly, his word is his bond. He does what he tells me and on the schedule he promised.

Wayne Knighton
Columbia, South Carolina

I have been dealing with Odenthal's Guns for about 10 years. Bob has done work on numerous shotgun and rifle barrels for me and the work that he does is always top notch. All of the shotguns and rifles Bob has worked on for me pattern and sight in so much better, and the feel of the recoil is noticeably less.

Since I have moved from Minnesota to Iowa I still drive up to Bob to have work done on my guns.

Bob treats all the guns I have brought to him with the best care and his turnaround time is extremely fast. I highly recommend the work done by Odenthal's Guns.

Joe Donovan
Casey, Iowa

I enjoy very accurate rifles and tight shooting shotguns. Odenthal's Guns is highly skilled at making guns shoot to their full potential and that's why I have sent all my guns to him the past 15 years. I highly recommend his services.

Rich Price
Tolna, North Dakota

More then ten years ago, I first heard of Odenthalís from a friend who is very particular about his guns and their care.

Bob is -  without a doubt - the most knowledgeable gunsmith Iíve ever had a conversation with. He is very particular about every detail of what he does. He shares information that will help make you a better shot and give you pointers that will help your gun perform better.

Iím in the field over 50 days a year and bring my guns in at the end of every season for maintenance. And my friends do too. You wonít find a better gunsmith!!

Pat Carr
Forest Lake, MN

I finally decided to add a custom rifle to my collection, and chose Bob to do the work. 

It was an excellent decision, from beginning to end.  Bob gave excellent practical advice, answered all my questions, was easy to work with and helped me design exactly what I wanted. 

The rifle was delivered ahead of time, on budget, with outstanding quality and workmanship.  Performance and accuracy exceeds my expectations.  A great first custom rifle experience... I'll be back.

Rochester, MN

I am a disabled veteran and have a shooting rest built for my wheelchair.

After shooting a few rounds I realized the recoil had to be reduced and after speaking to several gunsmiths I knew that Bob was the right man for the job. He has put removable muzzle brakes on my rifles doing flawless work and excellent accuracy.

Bob's work is without a doubt the best I've ever seen. I moved to Arizona and still send my weapons back to Bob.

Respectfully submitted,

DJ Spies
Phoenix, Arizona


Odenthal's Gunsmithing, Inc.    8940 Maureen Circle    Prior Lake, MN    55372
Phone: 952-440-7977
E-mail: bob@odenthalgunsmithing.com

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