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Gunwerks LR-1000

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Unread 05-24-2010, 08:25 PM
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Re: Gunwerks LR-1000

Wow skip! Thats a lot more stuff into the rifle than I thought! Thank you for showing us whats so awesome about the Gunwerks LR-1000.

Keep shooting straight!
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Unread 05-24-2010, 10:43 PM
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Re: Gunwerks LR-1000

Man - Custom gun building is a tough business! I'm thankful that my customers
dont expect me to divulge so much information on cost / profit. Of course the value
of any product or service is related to what you are getting that you cant do / build yourself. I wonder what cost / profit percentages are for the $500.00 mass
produced guns ? Or the glass that we love put on top ?
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Unread 05-25-2010, 12:46 PM
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Re: Gunwerks LR-1000

For accuracy, we are really only interested in how well it shoots in our Gunwerks off the shelf ammunition (Bergers and Hodgdon Powder), and, like velocity, we are looking at extreme spread.

After break in and testing, we expect the LR-1000 to shoot less than 1/2 MOA--three shots one after another (just like hunting). Cold bore shot, fouled gun (or properly prepped bore) will be less than 1/2 MOA from group center.

We build 8-10 guns a week, and our running average is closer to 3/8 MOA.

If a guy wanted to tweak a custom load per gun, I would expect sub 3/8 MOA.

With the package (gun, ammo, etc) we also expect to see sub 1/2 MOA at 1000 (shooting in good conditions).

We work very hard to make sure every customer gets a sweet shooter, and we stand behind every gun we put out.
Aaron Davidson
Product Engineer
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Unread 05-26-2010, 08:47 PM
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Re: Gunwerks LR-1000

I had a chance to shoot side by side with a LR-1000 agaist my Edge. This is my opion and a opion only.

1- Looking and holding the gun I was not impressed with the overall craftsmanship or fit and finish.(6200 dollars)

2-6200 dollars kept going through my mind again and again!!!!

3-The proof is on the paper. 800 yards and beyond the shooter and the rifle were not worth the 6200 dollars.

4- I shot the gun at 1080 yards for 5 shots. Not the fit I am use to. Grouped 10 inches. Might have got better with more practice. 6200 dollars!!!

5-paid 4000 for my Edge with Nightforce NSX. Will shoot 10 inch groups out to 1600 yards(the gun is capable of much better)

6-My opion not worth6200 dollars!!!!

Some might say this is comparing apples to oranges but this is all I have to compare it to untill my 284 THOR (300 norma mag necked down and improved) shows up.
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Unread 05-26-2010, 09:10 PM
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Re: Gunwerks LR-1000

Probably not worth the price for most serious LR hunters. But then again, load development is worth something. He who has the time to hit the range won't buy one anyway. For those who have the money but not the time I feel they provide a valuable service. Get me on the paper anyway....

Any competant smith can take a trued 700, Stiller, Borden or BAT action with a quality barrel and good bedding job and make it shoot.

I don't own a rifle of theirs or plan to buy one. But so what if someone else does.
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Unread 05-28-2010, 04:09 PM
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Re: Gunwerks LR-1000

I had kirby build me a wildcat and am in to the gun about $2500.00 did my own load and it shoots a 4 inch group at 1000 yards and a 6 inch at 1500 yards. I have a semi custom on a howa action and had a local gun smith put it together and it cost $1500.00 it shoots 5 inches at 1000 yards and 10inches at 1500 yards. Both are piller bedded, the full custom has a manners crbon fiber SL stock the semi has a bell and carlson stock both with custom barrels. If a guy wants a turn key system there are plenty of guys out there that can do that for them and get the same results and save $1000.00 to $1500.00 in the process.
But I can't fault a guy for making a living doing what he loves, more power to him if he can.

opinion are like butts, everybody has one
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Unread 05-28-2010, 08:19 PM
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Re: Gunwerks LR-1000

Aaron I applaud you in your efforts in long range hunting. $6000+ in a turnkey setup isn't out of the ordinary. I know my full customs I have more than that invested after I have the work invested in making them shoot. Especially when you consider your time and equipment.

Can a savage with a little work shoot as good as my customs at $5000+. Yes why do I have customs. Because I want them.

As far as cost goes, well supply and demand will take care of that for you.

"Amazing things can happen when preparation meet opportunity" Richard Schatz

"The will to win, compares little with the will to prepare to win" Donovan Moran

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