Once In a Lifetime
- Chad Fraughton
Our Muzzleloader is a game changer for your hunt, and possibly some hunting regulations.
Realistic one MOA groups at 500 yards are attainable with a system that offers easy loading with sabots, and over 1600 fps of impact velocity using a 325 grain bullet. We found that heavy recoil is the number one issue with other muzzleloaders, so we focused on stock design, weight, balance, and correct muzzle brake design to tame the heavy recoil. Still, as a hunting rifle, an overall weight under eight pounds can be achieved with the right configuration.
The Gunwerks Muzzleloader secures primacy in the pursuit of the one shot kill.
The Muzzleloader is the most challenging configuration Gunwerks produces. Accurate shots from a muzzle loader at 500 yards require every component of this long range system to function perfectly. Bore conditioning, load development, and ballistic profiling all require more effort and expertise - on our part. Depending on your requirements, we can set the system up with open sights or a long range scope with a calibrated ballistic turret.
Creating a muzzle loader that can shoot long range is a challenge, but adding the requirements of easy loading, low recoil, and low maintenance drives the engineers crazy. Engineering is a balancing act of managing trade offs. For example, increasing the BC requires more weight and a faster twist rate, however the sabot can’t handle the stress from a heavier bullet and faster twist. Finding the best balance is the test.
We developed the Muzzle Loader as a tool for chasing the biggest animals during special seasons for “primitive” weapons. We apply for tags in Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada every year with hopes of drawing a tag for monster elk and deer. If we apply for the muzzle loader seasons our odds go up dramatically. When we draw the tag, the muzzleloader makes sure we put a trophy on the wall and meat in the freezer.
Custom turrets paired with a quality long range scope provide the tools and adjustment to easily reach out to 500 yards or more with a Gunwerks Muzzleloader. We also offer peep sight packages that provide adjustment out to 350 yards for states not allowing magnified scopes.
We now utilize a standard bolt action receiver with the Ultimate Muzzleloading ignition system that utilizes a primed brass case rather than a 209 primer. This system provides better gas sealing, easier loading, and better protection from the elements.
We've introduced our new Magnus 2.0 rifle stock with the Gunwerks Muzzleloader. It tames the heavy recoil typically experienced with muzzleloaders. A new, 2-piece ramrod is fitted with the stock rather than fixed to the barrel for better free float of the barrel, which translates to improved precision.
Bullet BC is really important with the slower muzzle velocity of a muzzle loader. Our preferred bullet has a 0.420 effective BC for downrange performance to 500 yards. We load it in a special sabot and fast twist 1:22 barrel for easy loading and proper bullet stabilization.
Long range shooting requires precision. Our Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality Control Process gives us a distinct advantage over the small boutique rifle builder. We can give our customers a better product.
Fully updated for 2019, the new Gunwerks Muzzleloader is built on the Mangus stock, and features an entirely new ignition system.
It pays to have a system able to reach out to extended ranges.
The Gunwerks Muzzleloader proves its worth on a massive elk.
- Chad Fraughton
- Cliff Bell
- Brandon-Franklin, TN
- Ronnie Harrison
|Weight:||7.80-7.90 lbs | 3.54-3.58 kg|
|Length:||46.1 in | 117.1 cm|
|Barrel Length:||26.0 in | 66.0 cm|
|Std Length of Pull:||13.7 in | 34.8 cm|
Barrel | Fluted 9G, Standard 9G
Caliber | .50
Muzzle Brake | Radial
Action Material | Stainless Steel
Stock and Metal Finish Color | See Chart
|Material:||Carbon Fiber Shell | Epoxy Filler|
|Weight:||1.70 lbs | 0.77 kg - with Chassis 2.15 lbs | 0.98 kg|
|Length:||31.3 in | 79.4 cm|
Decelerator Recoil Pad
Flush Cup Swivels
Pic Rail Bipod Mount
17R Stainless Steel - 1.85 lbs | 0.84 kg
SA 8.1 in | 20.6 cm
SA 1.35 in | 3.43 cm
Pinned Scope Base
Side Bolt Release
Rem SA Footprint
|Bolt Material:||4140 Chrome Moly|
SA 0.700 in | 1.78 cm
|Firing Pin Material:||A2 Tool Steel|
|Spring Material:||Chrome Vanadium|
|Finish:||NP3 Electroless Nickel|
1 PCS Bolt
Remington Style Firing Pin
Manual Eject 209 Primer
|Material:||416 Stainless Steel|
|Weight:||9G 2.75 lbs | 1.24 kg - Fluted 2.65 lbs | 1.20 kg|
|Length:||26.0 in | 66.0 cm|
|Shank Diameter:||1.25 in | 3.18 cm|
|Muzzle Diameter:||9G 0.88 in | 2.24 cm|
|Muzzle Thread:||9G 3/4-32|
|Contour:||Stainless Steel | 9G|
.50 Cal - 20
|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:||Radial 1.75 in | 4.5 cm|
9G Radial 0.88 in | 2.2 cm
|Weight:||Radial 0.132 lbs | 0.060 kg|
|Number of Ports:||Radial 48|
Radial 0-360 Degrees
|Recoil Reduction||Radial 30%|
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