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Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

 
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:24 PM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

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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!
Ya I might. Too many hobby to little time. All my hobbies are hunting related but access is the big challenge here in Alaska. My rifle should be here tomorrow or the next day. I will spend some range time with it then head up the river in a couple weeks and try it out on a caribou or 3. I guess $4500 didn't seem that steep to me. The only gunsmith I have used is selling rem. 700s
with a new barrel and trigger for $4k without a scope. I run a business myself and need 25%+profit to make it. Mabey gunwerks is getting filthy rich off suckers like me but I don't think so.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:45 PM
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Ya I might. Too many hobby to little time. All my hobbies are hunting related but access is the big challenge here in Alaska. My rifle should be here tomorrow or the next day. I will spend some range time with it then head up the river in a couple weeks and try it out on a caribou or 3. I guess $4500 didn't seem that steep to me. The only gunsmith I have used is selling rem. 700s
with a new barrel and trigger for $4k without a scope. I run a business myself and need 25%+profit to make it. Mabey gunwerks is getting filthy rich off suckers like me but I don't think so.
I don't fault them. I am a market based free marketer myself. Whatever the market will bear.

The other gunsmith is tearing you a new one though, but if no one steps up to challenge, that is what you get. But he is taking a 350-450 dollar action, 100-250 for the trigger and safety, spending 5 hrs truing, bedding, and threading and chambering the barrel. Depending on barrel he is using, his cost is around 250-500 bucks, then a decent stock is 300-500 bucks, premium, up to 1000. So he is costing out at 1000 low end-2200 on the higher end. His time and machinery couldn't be more than 300 bucks, probably more like 150. So his margins are pretty high.

Just FYI though on gunwerks, you should be able to build that Gunwerks gun for about a grand less, easy, with Lower 48 gunsmiths that is. But they aren't raping you or anything, but I bet they make their 25% and then some. Good for them.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:58 PM
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I don't fault them. I am a market based free marketer myself. Whatever the market will bear.

The other gunsmith is tearing you a new one though, but if no one steps up to challenge, that is what you get. But he is taking a 350-450 dollar action, 100-250 for the trigger and safety, spending 5 hrs truing, bedding, and threading and chambering the barrel. Depending on barrel he is using, his cost is around 250-500 bucks, then a decent stock is 300-500 bucks, premium, up to 1000. So he is costing out at 1000 low end-2200 on the higher end. His time and machinery couldn't be more than 300 bucks, probably more like 150. So his margins are pretty high.

Just FYI though on gunwerks, you should be able to build that Gunwerks gun for about a grand less, easy, with Lower 48 gunsmiths that is. But they aren't raping you or anything, but I bet they make their 25% and then some. Good for them.
Ya it is a bummer what things cost here. I know a lot of people that spend over $1000 a month to heat there house. All my work is on the bases and I have to pay my carpenters $54 a hr.
Personly I burn firewood and eat game so I can afford high dollar toys for hunting. A small price to pay when I live in a state were I can harvest 5 caribou, 5 deer, 1 moose, 1dall sheep, 1goat, 1muskox, 5 black bears, 1 elk, run a trapline, and shoot unlimited predators every year with no special tags.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:15 AM
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I hear ya. I may live in AK on of these days. It has its downside, but it has its ups too. Plus, I will already have my rifles all built by then.
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Well I took possession of my LR 7mm a couple days ago. I can't find a flaw. It shoots great. I loaded up some 168 bergers pushed by 71 grains of h 1000. I hung my target on a tree and the first shot blew about a 1 1/2" hole in the paper so I can't tell just how tight it grouped but the following 3 shots didn't enlarge the hole. It is -57 outside right now and we only have a couple hrs of daylight so I haven't shot it any more. Dealing with Gunwerks is great. I ordered this gun right before christmas and have it already. They always answered the phone and e mails.
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Well I took possession of my LR 7mm a couple days ago. I can't find a flaw. It shoots great. I loaded up some 168 bergers pushed by 71 grains of h 1000. I hung my target on a tree and the first shot blew about a 1 1/2" hole in the paper so I can't tell just how tight it grouped but the following 3 shots didn't enlarge the hole. It is -57 outside right now and we only have a couple hrs of daylight so I haven't shot it any more. Dealing with Gunwerks is great. I ordered this gun right before christmas and have it already. They always answered the phone and e mails.
-57, yikes! Is that with wind chill or straight up?........Rich
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:09 PM
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-57, yikes! Is that with wind chill or straight up?........Rich
No wind. It is just cold!!!! I am leaving for Maui this Monday for 10 days. It will be about 140 degrees warmer.
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