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What makes a 6k gun?

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What makes a 6k gun?

Hi guys, i was just kinda wondering what makes a $6000 long range gun. I was building up my dream gun and kinda adding prices. It consisted of a tac 338, a jewel, a 30" Hart, A mcmillan adjustable, a pain killer brake, and a 30 moa base. All this came to around 3200 dollars. I have seen some members talk on here of 6k and 7k long range guns. I just dont understand how a gun can be two times the cost of my gun. I realize that there is maybe custom fluting, prissy paint, and celebrity gunsmiths but it still doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Maybe this is just a newbie type of question but oh well.
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    Hi guys, i was just kinda wondering what makes a $6000 long range gun. I was building up my dream gun and kinda adding prices. It consisted of a tac 338, a jewel, a 30" Hart, A mcmillan adjustable, a pain killer brake, and a 30 moa base. All this came to around 3200 dollars. I have seen some members talk on here of 6k and 7k long range guns. I just dont understand how a gun can be two times the cost of my gun. I realize that there is maybe custom fluting, prissy paint, and celebrity gunsmiths but it still doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Maybe this is just a newbie type of question but oh well.
    was that 3200 in parts? Did you factor scope and smith fees? shipping? It can add up real fast. Rings, bases? I cant see spending that much either but I have.
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    Re: What makes a 6k gun?

    Marketing and profits.
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    Re: What makes a 6k gun?

    Here is another example. Surgeon XL action $1800, Surgeon bottom metal $375, Krieger barrel $600, muzzle brake $125, Jewel trigger $225, Stock $700, scope rings $150, S&B scope $3000, metal finish $300, Labor to put it together $1000.

    Add that up.
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    Re: What makes a 6k gun?

    My price quote was done by a gunsmith and that included labor, parts, and shipping. That number did not include a scope or rings.
    For example: a gunwerks rifle with shipping and a couple bells and whistles will run about $8200. This gun does not come with the best stock and definately not the best barrel. With a better stock and barrel it will add up to roughly $8700 minus the $2000 nightforce we have a $6700 gun. What im kinda wondering is that beyond marketing and top of the line parts, is there certain gunsmithing techniques that are more expensive/accurate/durable than your standard .5 moa custom rifle? Thanks
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    Here is another example. Surgeon XL action $1800, Surgeon bottom metal $375, Krieger barrel $600, muzzle brake $125, Jewel trigger $225, Stock $700, scope rings $150, S&B scope $3000, metal finish $300, Labor to put it together $1000.

    Add that up.
    What would be the advantage of the Surgeon XL over say a Tac 338?
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    Re: What makes a 6k gun?

    For me, comparing those two is like comparing an XL Ford Ranger to a King Ranch F-350.
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