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    The tragedy of SPEC 9

    The tragedy of SPEC 9


    CYA friends:


    The most important, and valuable, RFBR rifles ever produced are my very limited number of SPEC Rifles.


    My very limited number of SPEC rifles have produced a disproportionate number of Big National Championships and RFBR Records, for their numbers....


    There will never be another Calfee SPEC rifle built.



    This fact alone makes these Calfee SPEC rifles priceless.



    But all is not perfect...................


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    CYA friends, Tony "TDX" Harper has become the caretaker of the history of Calfee SPEC rifles.



    So I'll add some details to the their history



    There's one Calfee SPEC rifle that tested as bad as "Black Death", "Duke of Earl", "Merlin" and all the rest, that turned out to be an "also ran".


    SPEC 9


    The "Georgia Shaker".



    CYA friends, the Shaker started life by setting the Florida State IR-50 Record, with a 22X possible.


    This was back in 2009.....outdoors....



    And then........................................



    A self proclaimed "tuning expert" talked the Shaker's owner into doing the "Tuner Twist".....


    And one of the greatest Calfee SPEC rifles, "SPEC "9 went down hill from there...........



    What an absolute tragedy....................

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    CYA friends, this may help you to understand why I rail against self appointed, tuning experts.


    It makes me literally sick to my stomach......


    Your friend, Bill Calfee

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    Here's two pictures:


    Please look at them closely....


    Look at the marbling pattern just to the right of the bolt handle......closely.


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    PS:


    CYA friends:


    The top picture is of the original stock on the "Shaker"...


    The bottom picture is the same stock, but now on "Raging Inferno".


    I have no idea what stock is on the "Shaker" today.


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    CYA friends, "Georgia Shaker", in my opinion, had the greatest potential of all of my SPEC rifles, including "Black Death", the "Duke", "Merlin", "Paladin" and SPEC 13, "Carolina Gold".



    I get literally sick to my guts every time I think about the "Shaker"...


    What a tragedy....
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    What a loss...............

    What a loss...............

    CYA friends:


    CYA friends, I'm going to start a poll....


    I'll title it:


    SPEC 9, what a loss....should I tell the story?


    Yes or no?.


    I'll post the poll soon...................


    Your friend, Bill Calfee


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    Biggest disappointment

    Biggest disappointment



    CYA friends:


    SPEC 4, Merlin, SPEC 5, Black Death and SPEC 6, Duke Of Earl all won PSL Championships.


    I doubt, no I'm absolutely sure, that there's never been that many consecutive Big Nationals winning RFBR guns built by any other schmidt.....



    Yes, this is going to sound, and be, self serving.....


    But........................


    Those few Calfee SPEC rifles are the greatest series of RFBR guns ever produced.......hands down.



    I'm sorry, but that's just the fact of the matter...


    And look at what Michael "Black Death" Sherrill, SPEC 5, just did at this year's ARA Indoor Nationals.....


    The greatest pure accuracy demonstration in the history of contemporary RFBR.


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    So, by the time I got to SPEC 9, I had a ton of experience to put into it.


    When I ran the first range test on SPEC 9, I instantly knew I had created the finest SPEC yet.


    In reality it just didn't work out.


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    How did I come to name SPEC 9, the "Georgia Shaker"?


    I had two connections with the State of Georgia, at that time.


    The owner of the Shaker lived in Georgia.


    And second, my mommy was a beautiful "Georgia Peach", from Habersham County, Georgia.


    So, since SPEC 9 was most certainly a "mover & shaker" the name "Georgia Shaker" was a natural.


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    Now, do I tell the story?


    Should I tell the story?



    I want to, but after contemplating for a few days, I just don't know.



    See, if I tell the story, it'll seem like I'm placing the failure of SPEC 9 on other folks.


    So I don't know.......


    Your friend, Bill Calfee


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    PS:


    CYA friends, this is tough....


    Cause, even as bad as the other Calfee SPEC's were, and still are, the "Shaker" was, in my opinion, the baddest of them all....

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