Pride in our work, plus proven experience equals a custom rifle that is unsurpassed in quality and precision.

In addition to a full-line of rifle gunsmithing services for bolt action rifles, Whidden Gunworks also builds complete rifles. Many custom Whidden Gunworks rifles have proven to be winners in major competitions in many classes, as well as being national record holding rifles.

With over ten years of winning long range competitions (600 to 1000 yards) under his belt, owner John Whidden has learned over time, what it takes to build a rifle capable of consistently winning, even when 250 shooters are vying for the trophy.

All of his long range precision rifle knowledge and proven techniques he’s learned and mastered, go into every rifle he builds for hunting, competition, or tactical rifles. Many of the rifles can be “crossovers”, meaning they can serve the shooter in more than their primary role. They all come with a 3/4 MOA elevation guarantee at 1000 yards, with suitable handloads. How well they shoot as far as windage, is up to the shooter’s ability to “dope and cope” with changing wind conditions at extreme range.

If your shooting ability is up to the task, let John Whidden build you a rifle capable of dropping game at long range, winning national matches or setting new records. Delivery time right now is running around six (6) weeks - after receiving the major components.

Call us today (229) 686-1911 to discuss your dreams and desires for an extreme precision rifle, for tactical, competition or hunting use.  Custom Rifle FAQs

Latest Projects

50 Cal. Build

This is a project we just finished up on a beast of rifle! This is a .50 BMG that weighs in at 50 lbs! A McMillan Tac 50 barrel and stock and a Jewell Trigger were some of the pieces used to pull this together. Our customer wanted to reach out to extreme long ranges and do some damage. We think this will do the trick.

30 Cal. Gal Build

This was a fun project we did for our friend Anette Wachter (aka 30CalGal). Anette is a member of the US National Rifle Team. The rifle had to be compliant with the rules for international Long Range Competition (Palma). So the caliber is .308. We used a Barnard Model P action with a Anschutz Stock. The barrel is a Bartlein. Anette is a great competitor and is doing some great things in the sport. Be sure to drop by her 30CalGal blog and read more about her.

Grasslands Build

One of our local friends brought us his Remington 700 action and wanted us to build a long range white tail deer hunting rifle. The coyote tan color on the action and barrel were Cerakoted here in house. A muzzle brake was built and added to provide the shooter comfort by reducing recoil. The 28 Nosler caliber is the ultimate long range cartridge. Whether your shots are across a South Georgia peanut field or out in the Western states where 400 yard shots are not uncommon.

PRS Build

Our customer for this build wanted a rifle for PRS matches, Long Rang Matches and to also use for hunting. This rifle was built to allow the customer to easily swap barrels to different lengths and calibers. The MPA RAT system was used in this build. MPA Rat System (Rapid Adjustment Technology) allows MPA Chassis users to rapidly adjust bipod, tripod and barricade stops - on the fly - on the MPA Chassis.

Near & Far Build

This was a two gun project that we did recently for a customer. The "near" part of the build was for South East white tail deer hunting. The rifle was built on a Stiller Predator action that we trued. The caliber is 6.5 Creedmoor. A two stage Bixn-Andy trigger was added. We skim beaded it in a stock provided by the customer. We used a 24" Lilja barrel that we fluted to match the bolt. The barrel was bead blasted and a Whidden Gunworks muzzle brake was added.

The far part of the project was built for western large game hunting. We had big Elk and Bear in mind when we put this one together. We used a Remington 700 action that we trued. The caliber is .300 Win Mag. A two stage Bixn-Andy trigger was added. The rifle was skim bedded and a Bartlein 26" barrel was used. The barrel and bolt were fluted with the bolt being finished off with a black Cerakote. A Whidden Gunworks muzzle brake was added to this rifle as well.

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