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.
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
June 1, 2007
Another fantastic job done
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Forest Lake, MN
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.
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
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.