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Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

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Unread 01-15-2012, 12:53 AM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

Originally Posted by wolfkiller View Post
No wind. It is just cold!!!! I am leaving for Maui this Monday for 10 days. It will be about 140 degrees warmer.
That's gonna take some serious adjusting; but in the right direction.....Rich
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Unread 09-09-2012, 04:25 PM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

Originally Posted by wolfkiller View Post
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.

I realize this is an older post but you should try living here in Canada. A Gunwerks LR-1000 + G7 Scope cost $7800 + 15% NS sales tax = $8970 + shipping.
I also would like to say that if I could afford one I'd buy it. I don't see why everyone likes to criticize Gunwerks, BOTW etc. If you feel there products are overpriced simply don't buy them.
I simply like the looks of their rifle and I'm pretty sure it would shoot. Yes, I realize I may be able to get the same for less, maybe not. If someone feels they can then great.
I also like the BOTW rifles, Long Range Rifles LLC and Greybulls. I simply like the looks of the Gunwerks rifle best.
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Unread 05-18-2013, 11:46 AM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

If you want to shoot 100 to 1000 and hit what you are aiming at all the time in different wind conditions, elivations etc.etc.. you need the right equipment. You neel the right range finder, balistics data and the ability to dial your scope to the correct settings to match your dope.

You can try to go the inexpensive rout and spend a lot of time practicing and learning how to dial into your dope. Like everything else in life things are simply easier if you have $$$$$$$. I build my own .338 win mag on a mod 700 action, shoots .5 min of angle, I went with the Nikon 5-20 with standard 1/8 MOA scope turrets. If I were to do it over again I would buy the Gunwerks shooting system and the range finder. Hell the N.F scope is 2k of that price you quoted, you should read up on those scopes.

All depends if you want to be shooting longer range effectivly in a shorter amount of time of if you would enjoy the learning experience and spend the time building your rifle, going to the range and figuring it all out.
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Unread 05-18-2013, 08:37 PM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

For $3,500 you easily put together a brand new long range package with top quality components and scope. That is including things like a Krieger barrel, Mcmillan stock, jewell trigger, trued or custom action and top notch gunsmith these outfits that sell long range rifles have a HUGE mark up. Nothing wrong with them selling their product they aren't making you buy it.
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Unread 05-19-2013, 12:00 AM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

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the long range rifles by GunWerks are very nice rigs and in my mind should last someone a life time. To get a factory rifle to do what there does it takes a lot and it probably will not still do it unless you get a custom barrel, but then the rifle is not factory anymore. like someone posted earlier you are paying for a precision instrument and then you are paying for a great bit of knowledge that is backed behind the product that is produced. It does take a lot of shooting and knowledge to just getting the basic down for LRS. The GW rifles are expensive rifles hands down but when looking at what you are getting it can be worth it. If it was me spending the money I would also have a custom load developed by the GW crew with the load data so I could reproduce the load myself so now you have a custom rifle and a load tailored exactly to your rig. That being said there are a lot of great gunsmith that can produce a quality rig on this site as well. So really you have many options. For me I have a stock savage that shoots great, and I a new sendero that is showing a lot of promise with the first 15 shots I've put down the barrel. For the sendero it will be getting a muzzle break soon and since the barrel is off I may have it blueprinted. So in reality it not a factory rifle anymore. So when the elk of a life time is standing out there at 600yrds or futher and your confident in your system is it worth 3000 or up to 6500. To me it is. But like I said there are a lot of great gunsmith or rifle builders on this site so its your choice and make the best use of you money. My next rig will semi custom 7mm mag. Looking at a blueprinted savage action, custom barrel and trigger, custom bedded stock and possible a muzzle break as well.
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