Originally Posted by Einsam Wölfe
Just curious, I'm looking for a new gun to shoot out to 1500 yards and I was wondering if the Gunwerks LR-1000 was worth buying. If not, what gun would you suggest? I have a very high spending limit and am willing to buy a higher price gun if it can shoot 1500 yards.
Thanks for the help,
The gunwerks rifle is a very good product. But realize, they are like anyone else, and wish to make a profit b/c they are in business like anyone else. I have no problem with that. If you choose to buy one of their rifles, you will most likely be very happy.
That said, there are lots and lots of very good smiths around. Many are members here. And, you could get a comparable rifle for less money with almost identical parts. A quality built rifle is only half of the system. Your reloads and shooting ability make up 50% in my opinion.
1500 yards is a long shot. If that happened to be my goal, I would prefer something on the larger side, like a 338 RUM or 338 Edge, or at least a 30-378, maybe the 338-378. I'd opt for a heavy rifle with a 30" barrel, in a #6 contour myself. I'd use a fluted bbl too.
Since you said you have a very high spending limit, let's play
Definitely go with a BAT action. I'd choose a bbl from any of these: Krieger, Bartlien, Hart, Broughton, Lilja, or Obermeyer. I'd prefer a McMillan stock and bedding with this:
MidwayUSA - Score-High Pro-Bed 2000 4 oz Glass Bedding Kit Black
There are many bedding compounds and each smith has their reasons for what they use. Devcon steel and titanium putty, and marine tex seem to be among favorites. But, as far as my rifles go, I prefer the high-score pro bed 2000.
Jewel triggers are my favorites, set to 1 pound. Bottom metal, mags, rings, bases are all kind of a wash for me so long as they are of good quality.
All of the above are if you choose to pick components and send them to a smith, or they can be ordered by him. On the other hand, if you had someone like Jim Borden build your rifle, you can use one of his Rimrock stocks and his actions, which, to me, are excellent, but a BAT would still be my first choice.
If you want to spend some big bucks for a complete rifle, you can also look at Kenny Jarretts stuff. Very pricey, very accurate.
You can also sink about $4000 into a sweet Sako custom by Accuflite. I've got one. Accuracy is rediculous. It was actually built by Dave Bruno in Dayton, PA.