I took the shot with confidence!
- Brian Thompson
The MountainX was born on the side of a mountain - at 7,500 feet elevation, and climbing.
“How light can we make our LR-1000”? We answered with this extreme mountain rifle. We use a light 2G contour barrel with ten flutes threaded to our lighter titanium action, fitted in the lightest version of our carbon fiber LR-1000 stock with a “swiss cheesed” Gunwerks bedding chassis. It's light! We’ve taken this model to the brink of the weight/performance trade off, but not so light that you can’t control the big cartridges needed for shooting beyond 1000 yards.
This is the rifle you take to the top of the mountain after the biggest game. The MountainX(treme).
To build a long range shooting system on the MountainX platform, add a scope and ballistic profiling. With the weight and balance of this rifle, the scope selection will influence the handling characteristics. The rifle will support the heavy 5.5-22 NXS, but configure it with the ultra light Leupold and you’ve created an extreme backcountry rig capable of half-mile marksmanship.
The MountainX was designed to be lightweight, but unlike many minimalist rifles, the engineering team was challenged to shed the weight without compromising shootability. The stock has our negative comb, cast off and toe out with a two inch wide forend - minimizing muzzle rise and felt recoil. We drop weight and keep balance with a fluted 2G barrel and Titanium action.
Climbing and Shooting. You just spent 10 days backpacking in and hunting without opportunity. It's last light on the last day, and you’ve stalked your game to the last ridge. The shot across the valley is over 800 yards. Do you want a gun built for climbing or shooting? WIth the MountainX, you get both - lightweight and shootability.
In 2006, we created the first ballistic program that converted your real time shooting data into a graphical image that could be laser marked on an anodized scope turret. We’ve come a long ways since. Custom lasers and sophisticated tooling help us build ultra precise custom ballistic turrets.
Innovative features and world class design. Low throw ejection, twin plungers. Twin cocking helix, field strippable bolt, borden bumps and a one piece bolt handle. Titanium or 17R stainless steel in RH/LH and long or short action configurations.
The most important part of a precision rifle system. We use cut rifled stainless steel with five lands and grooves. The barrels are stress relieved and hand-lapped. The barrel contour defines so much of a rifles behaviour: weight, handling, felt recoil, on target follow through, muzzle rise, riding the bags. Gunwerks has nine different barrel contours from 1G to 9G.
The other guys are still using plastic to fix machining errors. We don’t bed our rifles. Our bedding chassis is machined to precisely secure the action in a V rail configuration, and when combined with the integral recoil lug on the GLR action it creates the most stable platform available.
We didn’t make just another bottom metal. The entire concept was redesigned. The interlocking floorplate, wide lever and leaf spring create the most positive retention possible. Our bottom metal has integral pillars for perfect fitment to the bedding chassis.
If you want to shoot long range, the requirements to achieve precision at 1000 yards are high. True, precision, long range ammo is vastly different from mass produced product. We use only temperature stable and hand weighed powder charges to minimize the vertical errors that you can only see at extreme range.
3-D modeling allows us to conceptualize a design and prove fit and function before we cut the first chip. A perfect solid model turns into prints and CNC programs. CNC programs cut parts, prints help us inspect and control quantity. Each part fits correctly -- the engineered system.
Jeremy Winters heads to Nevada looking for a great mule deer
Full Episode of Long Ragne Pursuit.
Discover the intricate details that seperate the GLR action from any other remington style action on the market.
The Gunwerks Stock design is a key part of the system that reduces and combats recoil. The design also accomodates a smooth, linear, repeatable track shot after shot.
- Brian Thompson
- John Dickerson
- Alton Anker
- Top Philley
|Weight:||6.60-6.75 lbs | 2.99-3.06 kg|
|Length:||44.7 in | 113.5 cm|
|Barrel Length:||2G 24.0 in | 61.0 cm|
|Std Length of Pull:||13.7 in | 34.8 cm|
Barrel | Fluted 2G
Caliber | See Full List Below
Muzzle Break | Radial or Directional
Action Material | Titanium
Stock and Metal Finish Color | See Chart
Right or Left Hand
|Material:||Carbon Fiber Shell | Epoxy Filler|
|Weight:||1.70 lbs | 0.77 kg - with Chassis 2.00 lbs | 0.91 kg|
|Length:||31.3 in | 79.4 cm|
Decelerator Recoil Pad
Flush Cup Swivels
Pic Rail Bipod Mount
Titanium - 0.71 lbs | 0.32 kg
LA 8.9 in | 22.7 cm
SA 8.1 in | 20.6 cm
LA/SA 1.350 in | 3.43 cm
LA 3.83 in | 9.7 cm
SA 3.00 in | 7.6 cm
|Magazine Capacity:||3 RUM, 4 Mag, 5 Std|
Pinned Scope Base
Side Bolt Release
Lowered Ejection Port
Extended Magazine Length
|Bolt Material:||4140 Chrome Moly|
LA/SA 0.700 in | 1.78 cm
|Firing Pin Material:||A2 Tool Steel|
|Spring Material:||Chrome Vanadium|
|Finish:||NP3 Electroless Nickel|
20 Degree Extractor
Double Plunger Ejectors
Twin Cocking Cams
Bolt Stripping by Hand
|Material:||416 Stainless Steel|
|Weight:||7mm 2G 2.50 lbs | 1.13 kg - Fluted 2.40 lbs | 1.08 kg|
|Length:||24.0 in | 61.0 cm|
|Shank Diameter:||1.25 in | 3.18 cm|
|Muzzle Diameter:||2G 0.60 in | 1.52 cm|
|Muzzle Thread:||2G 1/2-28|
|Contour:||Stainless Steel | 2G|
6mm 7.5 in | 19.0 cm
6.5mm 8 in | 20.3 cm
7mm 8.5 in | 21.6 cm
30 cal 10 in | 25.4 cm
338 cal 9.3 in | 23.6 cm
|Weight:||1.5-4.0 lbs | 0.7-1.8 kg|
External Weight Adjustment
Click per Ounce Adjustment
Rolling Friction Sear Engaugement
|Material:||416 Stainless Steel|
|Length:||2G Radial 1.18 in | 3.0 cm - Directional 1.87 in | 4.7 cm|
2G Radial 0.60 in | 1.5 cm - Directional 0.70 in | 1.8 cm
|Weight:||2G Radial 0.040 lbs | 0.018 kg - Directional 0.122 lbs | 0.055 kg|
|Number of Ports:||Radial 6 - Directional 4|
Radial 0-360 Degrees
Directional 90 and 270 Degrees
|Recoil Reduction||Radial 30% - Directional 40%|
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