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Old 01-27-2009, 03:35 PM
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Anybody shot a Gunwerks (The Best of the West) shooting system

Has anyone out there shot a Gunwerks (The Best of the West) Long Range Hunting System. I was wondering if they are as good as they seem or do they just look good on tv. I was thinking of getting there custom 7mm.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:43 PM
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Re: Anybody shot a Gunwerks (The Best of the West) shooting system

I've not shot one.. But I finally got my hands on one this last weekend at the Denver sportsmans show. I really liked the rifle in my hands. I especially liked the stock, the palm grip and the forend seemed to really shine, rounded like the sendero but not as big. It balanced very well also. I even liked the scope quite a bit. Seems like a good package if not pricey. I'd love to shoot one though.
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Re: Anybody shot a Gunwerks (The Best of the West) shooting system

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Has anyone out there shot a Gunwerks (The Best of the West) Long Range Hunting System. I was wondering if they are as good as they seem or do they just look good on tv. I was thinking of getting there custom 7mm.
Stiller Predator action, Bartlien or Broughton barrel, stock made in Canada with aluminum block. Action is screwed in without bedding. I think it has a Jewel trigger. Huskemaw scope is about $1075. Rifle comes broken in with custom turrets and factory ammo. Pricey.

Stiller action: $750, Barrel: $300-ish, trigger, $220, scope: $1075, rings/bases roughly $150, bottom metal: roughly $150, substitute stock: $400-500, pay a smith to put it together: guessing $500 to 600. -- could save roughly $1200 for near identical rifle but you have to break it in yourself and work up your own load, then send data to BOTW to get custom turret.

I'd very much like one of their rifles but not enough $$ in the budget for a full "system."

I've got a Blueprinted 700 in 7mag in the factory wood stock that has been pillar bedded, #4 Shilen at 24" long that shoots the 168 VLD at 1/2 moa with H1000. I think that is their same bullet of preference. My rifle cost me about $1700 complete.

Their rifles are every bit as good as they seem. You go that route, you won't be disappointed.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:39 PM
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Re: Anybody shot a Gunwerks (The Best of the West) shooting system

Derek added it up right, you can see how much we like to break guns in! Actually, add in a nice Cerakote finish, and give me another hundred bucks on the stock (its that good!) and we are not charging that much. We do provide 100 rounds of ammo as well as a hard travel case with wheels (another $350 bucks).

I thinks its a great value, but even better is the new budget system with a custom action, match barrel, and HS Precision stock. Same setup as the big system but only 40 rounds and a plain double rifle case. Its almost like we're giving it away! Its working good and its a good value.
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:37 PM
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Re: Anybody shot a Gunwerks (The Best of the West) shooting system

Thanks for the reply. I've been looking at it for sometime.
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