Beyond Ballistics

Full Service Gunsmith Shop

Custom Built Rifles from North Lake, WI

Located near Milwaukee, Beyond Ballistics offers each customer the finest hand and machinery craftsmanship for building accurate custom rifles. Using Savage, Remington, or a custom action, your rifle is geared to your special use.


Beyond Ballistics is a full service gunsmithing shop. I take pride in the accuracy of the work produced and the scope of the services. I offer metal and stock finishing, bluing and Parkerizing, and Certified Duracoat finishing. Precision bolt action rifles can be built on your action or on one of the excellent custom actions available from manufacturers. Prices vary depending on what you, the customer, want to build. Take a look at the list.

Beyond Ballistics Builds Rifles for:

Long Range Hunting
Varmint Hunting
Sport/Lightweight Hunting
Competition/Target Shooting

About Rick

Rick Bethke has 30 years experience machining, welding and fabricating guns. He received a Master Gunsmith Degree M.G.R.S. in 2002, and today runs a full service shop. Accurizing and bolt action rifle builds are his specialties. He is a Certified Duracoat Finisher. A competitive long range rifle shooter and avid hunter, Rick is a life member of the N.R.A. He is also a member of the American Gunsmithing Association.

Thompson Center performance for your
Contender, G2, Encore/ProHunter.