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Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

 
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:18 AM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

You can get from point A to B in a datsun or a Mercedes too.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:43 AM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

Sorry, I just can't resist to post the sage advice of a wise old TX commercial real estate guy:

"You don't always get what you pay for
But you never get what you don't pay for"

I'm a competitor of Gunwerks and I can assure you that their $6500 package is one of the best "VALUES" in our sport - that is LONG RANGE HUNTING - as the website so clearly indicates.

Best Regards to all
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:48 AM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

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I'm very amazed that someone who doesn't have the TIME or interest to research and set up their own gun, sight it in, etc...etc....etc....is even into hunting and the shooting sports in general. I'm guessing it's just to have a trophy on the wall and bragging rights. This sport has become way over commercialized
I have shot the majority of the 100+ big game animals I have harvested at under 100 yards. I have not ben involved in load data or custom gun building. But I am a hunter. I ordered a rifle from gunwerks because I want to get into long range shooting. I have a gun range on my back deck. I will shoot this rifle a lot and then hunt with it a lot. And yes I have more $ than time. Am I less of a hunter because I didn't build my gun?
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:06 AM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

I'm pretty sure it wouldn't matter one way or another what I think to you. I'm also sure the statement I made was true then and still is. From watching LRP episodes on tv the gun seems to be worth every penny. I probably would buy one too if I had the money. I would do my research and choose the parts I wanted though, but I don't think people with more money than time should be buying one, with no knowledge of firearms and assume their long range hunters. You need to be proficient with your rifle at long ranges. We have plenty of animals wounded every year because people just want to pull the trigger on an animal that they have no business doing. We all have our own opinions and the right to express them, and that is why we post. If you feel personally offended by mine, let me know. Thanks.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:31 AM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

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You can get from point A to B in a datsun or a Mercedes too.
Could I have the choice to sell the Datsun and buy an old Chevy pickup? It will serve me fine to get around and I need it to haul the meat home to the freezer that I took with a rifle I had assembled here in MT.

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Old 01-10-2012, 10:52 PM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

It is overpriced, but it is that way because people are paying for a turnkey, everything taken care of everything package.

I would never buy that rifle for that much, BUT their G7 scope is the real deal. They are actually NF NXS scopes, not 'scopes assembled in the same factory' or whatever BS Huskemaw is being sold as by BOTW. I will be purchasing one soon for the Yogi I am building. I also like GBP's scopes, buying another one of those for the 280AI. I love being able to just have to know the wind and range, dial, holdover and pull the trigger.

I am sure that isn't great in the mind of the purest that will not pay the extra for the drop turret and just paste the chart on the side of their stock, but that's fine. Too each their own.

You don't have time to do the leg work setting up your rig, go the Gunwerks, or GBP, hell even BOTW if you want. Just please, please, please, do some practicing on paper before you shoot at an animal past 600 yards. Please.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:55 PM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

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I have shot the majority of the 100+ big game animals I have harvested at under 100 yards. I have not ben involved in load data or custom gun building. But I am a hunter. I ordered a rifle from gunwerks because I want to get into long range shooting. I have a gun range on my back deck. I will shoot this rifle a lot and then hunt with it a lot. And yes I have more $ than time. Am I less of a hunter because I didn't build my gun?
Nope. I just like the load development and data collection. I make time for that. But I take shortcuts too. I do the BDC turret deal instead of data tables, much less ranging and doping the mils out in my head like my snipers did in the service. I just am not that good.

Next gun though, you may want to have built by a gunsmith piece by piece, with better components and you will see that it will probably come out a bit cheaper, and a tighter shooter. I know, that takes time, and research, but it is food for thought. Your time is probably worth more than mine. ;)

You have a helluva a rifle, have fun with it! Wish I had the shooting range out my back porch!
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