Gunwerks is endorsing Vortex??

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  1. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    I see Gunwerks (G7) is endorsing the Vortex HS 4-16 x 50 as an alternative to the NightForce they usually talk up about.

    Whats with that?
     
  2. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    i saw that hornady is sponsoring them now rather than berger.
     

  3. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Money money money money money........money! Sponsorship!

    Here's a good one, not knowing if it is the same person or not, but if you go to gunwerks web page Gunwerks - Long Range Hunting Rifles | Berger Bullets | Ammunition | Turrets read the testimonials on the home page. One of the names on there is Phil Conklin! Phil Conklin I want to say shoots for Best of the West! Curious if this is the same Phil and did they have a falling out? Maybe it's just coincidence.
     
  4. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    I read the Conklin testimonial but it didn't correlate then. But then I'm slow.

    Riley, thats interesting about hornady. Hope they need to improve their magnum case manufacturing process before stepping into the big bore arena.... Preacher Joyce wouldn't be happy. Their small bore components are wonderful, I've reloaded with them for years.

    I guess every little dime counts when you are charging a grand to learn to shoot long range. I thought that accurate shooting was more practice than outside instruction. But then I've been wrong before......

    Their G7 ballistics calculator works fine for me. I don't have an I phone for apps. I don't even own a cell phone. Too much government intrusion for me......

    Maybe I need to move into the 21st century like Roy has.....:)
     
  5. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    i heard from a tweety bird that they are trying out the Hornady Amax on game and see which bullet they prefer.
     
  6. emn83

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    just a guess on my part. But this could be expanding to a broader market. More people can afford a Vortex than a NF...myself included....otherwise I don't know
     
  7. Wingnut

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    I haven't spoken with Aaron in a while, but the last time I did they were working on a long range hunting bullet with Hornady. Sounded like a hybrid vld design, possibly tipped, thicker jacket than berger for controlled expansion. It should be a winner. If you go to the Vortex web site and check out the info on gathering data for the turret you will notice it is G7 driven. They got vortex started in the BDC turret world.
     
  8. pockets380

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    Hornady makes the brass for their 7 LRM. It's based of the 375 Ruger I believe. They wanted good brass with a head stamp for the 7 LRM. That's all just stuff I've learned from watching Long Range Pursuit. Just looked and there a few forums on here about the 7 LRM. I've also noticed several other gunmakers having the Vortex as a lower cost option for a scope.
     
  9. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    If you go to gunwerks website, under ammunition it says LRmax, no info on it yet though.
     
  10. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Hornady makes some fine 22 caliber projectiles, I've been buying them for quite some time but the big stuff is another story. The competition is fierce.

    I find it all intresting.
     
  11. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

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    Gunwerks has been offering the Vortex for quite some time now. On one of their tech tips for reloading, you will see Aaron loading the Amax in the 6.5-284 on Hornady reloader instead of the RCBS. So I guess they will offer both the Berger and the Hornady ammo. Having an additional sponsor is only good business. They have the best production on TV at the moment.
     
  12. marinetowgunner

    marinetowgunner Well-Known Member

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    That would be my guess as well. Wouldn't really call it an endorsement .... More like a dealer.
     
  13. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    I just found it interesting. I use Vortex optic myself and have done so for a while, not just scopes but spotters and bino's as well. All good and for a reasonable price. Leupy has priced itself out of my realm and NF was already out.

    Never had issue one and if I did, I'm sure the folks at Vortex would step up.

    Like K&N filters, the deale network is outstanding. I know, I'm one......:D
     
  14. Greywolf18

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    I had an issue with my PST 4-16FFP and contacted them. It wasn't anything major, there was just a spec on the inside glass. I only noticed the spot when I was at 4-6 power and it was in the corner. I kept it like that for awhile but wanted to get it fixed before hunting season. I contacted them and the next day I had a shipping label in my email. I sent it to them and 9 days later it was back at my doorstep! That includes shipping both ways and it didn't cost me a dime and they didn't even ask what happened. Absolutely awesome turnaround time and excellent customer service. I've read about other brands having weeks and months for turnaround time (again, that's what I read online so I'm not sure if that's the norm or not).