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Shake up at "Best of The West"

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Unread 08-02-2010, 08:16 PM
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Shake up at "Best of The West"

Once again it appears major changes are under way at The Best of The West. I just read on Gunwerks website Aaron and Mike Davidson are leaving the show to concentrate on their products lines. It's probably old news since now I realize not having seen them on the show in a few episodes.

It's a nice break from the standard whitetails and turkeys and I never tire of seeing the Wyoming landscape.

Lots of luck and thanks for the informative and entertaining programs.
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Unread 09-11-2010, 03:14 PM
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Re: Shake up at "Best of The West"

Long Range Shooters,

Since founding Gunwerks, and laying the groundwork for Huskemaw Optics in 2006, I've worked hard to develop unique LR products that work. Usually just incremental changes, but we made a good start. I also worked very hard to influence much of the long range shooting content at The Best of the West. Now with our new GSeven line of products we will focus in on "the first shot". As of February of this year, I no longer own any part of Best of the West or Huskemaw Optics. Huskemaw Optics will continue to support BDC turrets by licensing Gunwerks’ technology.

First off,in the GSeven product line, is the G7 configuration of the Nightforce NXS. One thing I have learned over the years (and several hundred rifles), is that when it comes to rifle scopes, there’s pretty good most of the time, and then there is 100% "Built for the First Shot". That’s what the new G7 scope (built by Nightforce) offers. The new hand held ballistic program with G7 BC's, Multiple Winds, Trajectory Validation, and Shoot to Range, has been in the works for a few years, in fact the core algorithms are part of our rangefinder project (production as early as October) that allows BC, MV and other inputs to fully tailor the ballistic calculations (read: full ballistic solution). It is also used in our new online program at ballistics.gseven.com. Finally, we will be offering custom BDC turrets that feature BOTH MOA/click divisions AND custom BDC for hasty and deliberate shooting.

Gunwerks has also introduced several new models in its LR series, from Carbon barreled sheep hunters to a 500 yard muzzle loader. The new LR-1200 is geared specifically towards the LRH crowd. At Gunwerks, we don't just build the most complete long range hunting rifles, we also rework customer actions as a platform. Pricing on budget packages is competitive with anyone, but remember with our LR packages we supply the entire system from ammo to optics and all the break-in, validation, setup, and testing work associated with a tuned long range system. Gunwerks even offers two day long range shooting courses through out the year.

We do have a new TV Show coming, as well. Gunwerks will be the title sponsor for Long Range Pursuit. The first show airs in January on Sportsman Channel on Thursday and Friday nights. More shooting, and less goofing. Long Range Shooting is a serious pursuit.

Thanks for your continued support.

Best Regards,
Aaron Davidson
Product Engineer
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Unread 12-28-2010, 12:04 AM
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Re: Shake up at "Best of The West"

Gunwerks: So what your saying is the scope you have been promoting for the last few years is now second best? WTH! I have a huskemaw scope and am a little more that disgruntled at the fact that you guys promoted this scope as the end all be all and now you are jumping ship and heading another direction. To me that is a travesty. Thanks for getting us to spend over 1300 bucks for a scope that is maybe not what all the hype was. Thanks for letting us down. I know i will not purchase another huskemaw, and i will not purchase a G7, it will be a nightforce from the parent company, not one built to your specs and will put money in your pocket. Anyone else feel a bit betrayed or is it just me?
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Unread 12-28-2010, 08:44 AM
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Re: Shake up at "Best of The West"

Just you, Amigo.
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Unread 12-28-2010, 08:46 AM
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Re: Shake up at "Best of The West"

Just You.

I have a 2002 Ford F-150, and since then, them SOBs have improved there truck without asking for my permision, Last time I buy there $hit.
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Unread 12-28-2010, 08:53 AM
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Re: Shake up at "Best of The West"

Don't think there will ever be the "ONE SCOPE' to end all scopes.

It would need to cover everything from 1.1x-75x have a 50mm tube and maybe something around 100mm front end to let 300% light in. No turrets of any kind will be on the tube because it would automatically adjust power settings for the user, and at the same time move point of impact with a built in rangefinder. And all of this or a price along the lines of a 3-9x40mm Tasco....

WTH Coyboy.....they made improvements to their trucks. That stinks, now I hate my truck!

I make some of the finest writing instruments available. My favorite is the Cartridge Pen and closely followed by Fountain/Rollerballs.....
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Unread 12-28-2010, 09:28 AM
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Re: Shake up at "Best of The West"


By cow I appreciate your innovative tenacity! Way back when, when you started the scope thing, I felt I recognized that you had the 'right stuff' to make a go of it.

By darn. I was right!

Keep up the good work and more power to ya!
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
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