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Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

 
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:37 AM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

The difference between a custom and factory IMO is the attention to detail. The tolerances are a whole lot tighter.


Custom:

Action is trued up so it is perfectly square to the barrel. Barrel is a match grade cut or button riflling. The trigger is light and crisp. Stock is well balanced and usually pillared and bedded to the action.

You can build exactly what you want.


The best advice I can give you is get what you want don't settle. If you settle you will be unhappy and eventually you will sell it and buy what you want anyway.

I like the idea of this system, but I the human factor will come into play. The human factor is someone who is a beginner using this system and shooting a 1/2moa group and then putting it away until season and then trying to hunt with it without shooting for six months. This is why most are skeptical. I have watched the show and they do mention the other affects on the bullet at long range. They don't go into detail since they are for the most part teaching to a beginner level. I have to applaud the effort in getting people familar with long range.


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Old 03-07-2010, 12:18 PM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

The Greybull precision rifles are $6000 and the Gunwerks rifles are overpriced as well. Way too much to spend on a custom LR rifle. If you want a LR rifle that is ready out of the box and built by someone that really pays attention to detail, Check out Cloud Peak Gunworks. Trevor will build you a rifle for half the price and it will shoot as well if not better. You have several options with him. You can just rebarrel and accurize and existing action, choose a semi-custom package, or go for the full blown custom. Check out his website and his trophy page. He only uses the best components and is a wealth of knowledge in the LR department. He is more than happy to put you in touch with previous customers to get their opinion on his craftmanship and service. www.cloudpeakgunworks.com
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:47 PM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

My friend TJ had trevor build him a gun and it looks good. TJ Loves it. he lives down the street from me I need to go check his place out.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:06 AM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

If you want a custom rifle that shoots and don't mind spending the dough, get a McWhorter. That 6500 is for a descent rifle and a subpar scope at best. You could by a McWhorter and a Schmidt Bender for 6500.00. Guarantee you be much happier.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:09 PM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

Get two rifles. Weatherby 257 Accumark and 300 Accumark with good optics.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:22 PM
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

No dont get weatherbys expensive and dont shoot that great without some mods usually
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Re: Buying a Gunwerks LR-1000 a good choice?

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No dont get weatherbys expensive and dont shoot that great without some mods usually

I agree they are about as overated as the gunworks rifles
not impressed with the gunworks finished product. If I'm going to pay that much for a gun then it better dress and drag the animal for me too
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