Arizona Custom Rifles Donates Custom Rifle To HOAL

Custom rifle can be mounted on a wheelchair attachment or shot from the shoulder.

Tempe, AZ – August, 2008 – In mid-August, Arizona Custom Rifles Owner Terry Mushrush happily presented Arizona Hunt of a Lifetime Ambassador Terry Petko with a beautiful, hand-built custom rifle. This rifle is unique in that it can be fired from the shoulder, or mounted to a special attachment which mounts on a wheelchair. This enables a wheelchair user to fire the weapon basically, without assistance.

Hunt Of A Lifetime is a non-profit group that provides sick and terminally ill children with the opportunity to go on a hunt, utilizing big game tags donated by sportsmen and their families. It is not uncommon for a hunt recipient to utilize a wheelchair. Having a rifle that can mount to a wheelchair is a great bonus for the organization. The rifle will be kept within the group, so it can be utilized as required, by different hunters.

Mushrush was quick to point out that the rifle was a group effort. The Turkish Walnut Stock blank was donated by Luxus in Ohio; the barrel and muzzle brake were donated by Brownells in Iowa; the bluing and shipping were donated by Glenrock Blue in Wyoming; Mr. Eric Olde, a private citizen in Tempe donated the Remington receiver and Nightforce Scope. Once all the materials were in hand, the group at Arizona Custom Rifles spent a considerable amount of talent and labor hours assembling and accurizing the rifle, chambered in .30-06. Mushrush presented the rifle to HOAL-AZ with the following statement: “As a token of appreciation for your selflessness to terminally ill children, Arizona Custom Rifles is pleased to present this rifle to Hunt of a Lifetime. We are looking forward to future projects in support of your organization.”

Petko was awed by the donation, and thankful to Arizona Custom Rifles and all those companies and individuals that aided in this project. “This is a beautiful rifle, and will be a much-needed addition to our program”, said Petko. “This donation furthers our goal of each kid having an enjoyable experience and successful hunt”.

“Hunt Of A Lifetime” is a nonprofit organization with a mission to grant hunting & fishing adventures and dreams for children age 21 and under, who have been diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. To learn more, please visit or contact Terry Petko at the phone number listed above.


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