SOLD FOR: $5626
Make: Gunwerks, LLC
Serial Number: E4182
Year of Manufacture: 2006-2017
Caliber: 7mm Rem. Mag.
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Barrel Length: 25″ Fluted, 25 1/2″ to Removeable Muzzle Brake
Sights / Optics: There are no iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of Talley bases with integral rings holding a Nightforce NXS 5.5-22×56 scope. The scope has a few light handling marks. The scope has a Gunwerks G7 reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a carbon fiber stock with a contoured pistol grip, straight comb, textured panels, and gray camo finish. There are some light handling marks. There are no major defects. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the solid black rubber buttpad. The buttpad has light handling wear. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Metallic Gray Cerakote
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few faint marks. There is light operational wear. The markings are clear. The screw heads have strong sockets. Overall, this rifle rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is the previously described NightForce scope, American Defense bipod, muzzle protector, cleaning rod, jag, paperwork including the manual, sling, snapcaps, and a Gunwerks hard case.
Our Assessment: Company COO Garrett Wall says “We’re not a [gun] sales company. We’re an engineering company and we’re engineering an entire shooting system.”, a statement which perfectly sums up the Wyoming-based rifle maker. The Gunwerks LR-1000 is a top of the line long range shooting system. The term system is apt when describing Gunwerks products because while there are plenty of gunsmiths who can build you an accurate rifle, not many can lay claim to providing the level of ballistic synchronization Gunwerks does. Gunwerks flawlessly executes an unparalleled synergy between their rifle, custom scope, and precision rangefinder, all working perfectly as one. The NightForce optic has Gunwerks G7 reticle that is perfectly calibrated to a 168 Grain VLD load https://www.gunbroker.com/item/1013456188 . The reticle found in the included NightForce scope is the creation of company CEO Aaron Davidson while he was in engineering school. Company COO Garrett Wall says “Ballistic turrets were nonexistent then, so he [Davidson] put together a formula to measure drop and then make an adjustment with the scope turret so you could just hold straight on instead of hold over. His teacher told him it was a horrible idea…”, “His passion started with scopes and from there parlayed into firearms.” As amazed as we are with the scope, reticle, and rangefinder (not included), the rifle itself is damn impressive.
Not just a combination of available long-range parts on the market, the guns made by Gunwerks are designed and built by them to ensure flawless function. The LR-100 has a fluted barrel with a removable muzzle brake, spiral fluted bolt, and carbon fiber stock. The spiral fluted stainless steel bolt has two ejectors to ensure the spent cases clear the port and more importantly the scope turrets. The carbon fiber stocks are designed by Gunwerks, molded by McMillan and then CNC-finished and bedded by Gunwerks. The stocks too, have subtle design features to enhance the shooter’s experience. “It has a little wider forend than some traditional factory rifle stocks,” says Wall. “If you look at the profile you’ll see it’s designed with a negative slope to pull away from your cheek [under recoil] instead of into your cheek.”
There is no doubt an experienced and knowledgeable shooter can just as easily have an accurate rifle built, get all of the additional optical components together and be effective at fairly long distances. But the key to that is someone who is “experienced and knowledgeable,” and who also has a good amount of spare time, money, and ammo to shoot and collect all of their ballistic data. “We’re selling a broken-in, calibrated system, and we’re doing a lot of that work for you,” says Wall. “There’s sure a lot to learn about wind, etc., but [aside from that] it’s literally just turn the dial to the appropriate yardage and pull the trigger.” As Gunwerks’ production manager, Mike Davidson, puts it, “When we ship you a gun, we know that it’s going to shoot at 1,000 yards right out of the box. The reason we know that is that we’ve already shot it at 1,000 yards before we put it in the box.”
This rifle is not for everybody, nor is it meant to be, but this rifle is without a doubt for discerning shooters, hunters, and sportsmen. The guys who know it’s better to pay for performance instead of having a cheap scope or amalgamation of off-the-shelf parts fail on your expensive trip and let the trophy game get away. Better to pay for a rifle that will serve you well for years to come than pay for a sob story of “the one that got away”. This is the ultimate long range hunting rifle from Gunwerks, so if you’ve been wanting a rifle system that’s as “turn key” as possible while retaining the highest performance, Gunwerks has you covered. They provide an exceptionally built package sure to withstand the toughest conditions and perform when you need it to! Please see our photos and good luck!
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