Gunwerks Nexus rifle featuring their new NXT action

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We were lucky enough to get to shoot a few of theses a few weeks ago and I placed an order for a 24" 6.5 PRC.
My initial thoughts video:

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#gunwerks #nexusrifle #nxtaction #6.5prc #300prc

 

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Some exciting new engineering involved in the Nexus. Been tempted myself to order.
 
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I included an introduction video Aaron put together. I believe the stock and the trigger talked about at 1:40 in the video are the best I have put my hands on. I have actually been wondering why no one has done this before.
 

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Any ideas if they’ll be offering the stock as a component in a Rem700 footprint? Or maybe the parts as components? I imagine in the near future it’ll mostly just be as a package rifle only.
 

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I included an introduction video Aaron put together. I believe the stock and the trigger talked about at 1:40 in the video is the best I have put my hands on. I have actually been wondering why no one has done this before.
That trigger idea is out of the box thinking.
 

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Any ideas if they’ll be offering the stock as a component in a Rem700 footprint? Or maybe the parts as components? I imagine in the near future it’ll mostly just be as a package rifle only.
They did not say but I don't see it being offered as components.
 

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Some very good functional features with this rifle. I really think the leather is going to be warmer on your hand and cheek if you are hunting in cooler temps besides looking great.
 

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They did not say but I don't see it being offered as components.
You may be right, but I bet they will receive a LOT of pressure to offer that stock as a component.
 

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The Gunwerk's podcast on this rifle was also very informative. They seem to have created a design that incorporates some of my favorite features of the Accuracy International AX rifles and then some! Less bolt rotation, 3 position safety, adjustable trigger shoe (tool less!), user changeable barrels, but all on a SWEET looking hunting stock that is feature rich. The trigger-firing pin sear design sounds like another smart design upgrade. All this in a hunting weight rifle. Very cool!

@Broz & @FURMAN, can you provide any details on the magazine box length? The website only says they allow room to seat bullets out to the lands, but no specifics on what that measures. I presume some of this is still TBD?
 

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The Gunwerk's podcast on this rifle was also very informative. They seem to have created a design that incorporates some of my favorite features of the Accuracy International AX rifles and then some! Less bolt rotation, 3 position safety, adjustable trigger shoe (tool less!), user changeable barrels, but all on a SWEET looking hunting stock that is feature rich. The trigger-firing pin sear design sounds like another smart design upgrade. All this in a hunting weight rifle. Very cool!

@Broz & @FURMAN, can you provide any details on the magazine box length? The website only says they allow room to seat bullets out to the lands, but no specifics on what that measures. I presume some of this is still TBD?
No empirical data. This is not a platform meant for building custom rifles with custom throats on. This is a hunting platform for SAAMI spec cartridges. Some in the industry have realized that most SAAMI cartridges are outdated. More cartridges are being and will continue to be developed to resolve these issues. Many keyboard ninjas will say why do we need another x caliber cartridge but the reason is because the SAAMI cartridges currently available are antiquated. Even some in the past several years are still stuck in the last century. The older I get the more I appreciate what Gunwerks is doing. I would much rather spend my time doing things other than load development and constantly tweaking things to make a rifle work. I just want a rifle and ammo that works. Gunwerks absolutely owns that market.
 

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No empirical data. This is not a platform meant for building custom rifles with custom throats on. This is a hunting platform for SAAMI spec cartridges. Some in the industry have realized that most SAAMI cartridges are outdated. More cartridges are being and will continue to be developed to resolve these issues. Many keyboard ninjas will say why do we need another x caliber cartridge but the reason is because the SAAMI cartridges currently available are antiquated. Even some in the past several years are still stuck in the last century. The older I get the more I appreciate what Gunwerks is doing. I would much rather spend my time doing things other than load development and constantly tweaking things to make a rifle work. I just want a rifle and ammo that works. Gunwerks absolutely owns that market.
I definitely appreciate what Gunwerks is doing. Your point about SAAMI cartridges being dated is valid. However, even the best factory ammo will not stop people from handloading. Simply the diverse personal preference on bullet choice would cause people to reload for whatever chamberings are offered. Aaron even said that their customers individual feature requests caused them to invest a ton of money into software and manufacturing infrastructure to give the customer what they want more efficiently. Gunwerks is definitely moving the needle in the right direction.

I look forward to your reviews and more information at it becomes available.
 

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This is exactly the same system as a desert tech srs just trimmed down and dropped into a tradition stock. I think it is a good system.
 

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This might be my first Gunwerks rifle. I owe my long range itch to them really. My first Nightforce NXS was their G7 reticle. Sometimes I wish I still had that one.
 

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Good looking rifle, and LOVE the adjustable trigger reach! I have issues with a lot of rifle stocks and trigger reach. This really makes me wish I had more time to "play" at the shop.
 

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No empirical data. This is not a platform meant for building custom rifles with custom throats on. This is a hunting platform for SAAMI spec cartridges. Some in the industry have realized that most SAAMI cartridges are outdated. More cartridges are being and will continue to be developed to resolve these issues. Many keyboard ninjas will say why do we need another x caliber cartridge but the reason is because the SAAMI cartridges currently available are antiquated. Even some in the past several years are still stuck in the last century. The older I get the more I appreciate what Gunwerks is doing. I would much rather spend my time doing things other than load development and constantly tweaking things to make a rifle work. I just want a rifle and ammo that works. Gunwerks absolutely owns that market.
You are right about the sammi spec old cartridges. The freebore is for old world projectiles. They just eat case capacity when using modern vld projectiles. Not saying they wont work, but using a new sammi spec cartridge with the right twist rates a good place to start. My next custom wont be as overbore to hopefully avoid some of the tweaking.
 

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Does anyone have an idea what the wait time is for one of these? Seriously thinking of placing an order. Maybe my first short barrel specifically for a suppressor.
 
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Porter's Pawn (a GW dealer) has a couple for sale right now on GB. There is also another seller with one on there.
 

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Porter's Pawn (a GW dealer) has a couple for sale right now on GB. There is also another seller with one on there.
Looks like they are all for pre-orders and not in stock yet.
 

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I apologize for getting your hopes up - didn't read the fine print LOL 🙁
That is ok. I was getting exciting thinking about this. Good thing it is not quite available or I would be in trouble tonight or I would be sneaking around the house for a few days.
 
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I included an introduction video Aaron put together. I believe the stock and the trigger talked about at 1:40 in the video are the best I have put my hands on. I have actually been wondering why no one has done this before.
Interesting, are they manfacturing their own trigger?

Sako S20’s and a couple of the higher end bix n andy’s triggers have adjustable trigger shoes.
 

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Interesting, are they manfacturing their own trigger?

Sako S20’s and a couple of the higher end bix n andy’s triggers have adjustable trigger shoes.
They are made by Trigger Tech.
 

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I have had a couple of GW rifles - nice factory guns, but irrespective of the shiny marketing bits, if I ever had to take one rifle from the safe and take one cold bore shot, it would not be a GW over any of my custom guns - YMMV!
 

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I have had a couple of GW rifles - nice factory guns, but irrespective of the shiny marketing bits, if I ever had to take one rifle from the safe and take one cold bore shot, it would not be a GW over any of my custom guns - YMMV!
I would agree home heartedly with the “your mileage may vary”. Not only does gw guarantee them to do what we require with their ammo but they deliver. Only a few in the industry can say the same. This thread is also not a place to air grievances with gw. It’s to discuss the Nexus.
 

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Not shipping yet. Soon!
 

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Mine has been stuck at the border for 2 mos with the shipping receiver waiting for the CBSA to grant it an import permit to come home to me in Canada.

Starting to lose my mind…
 

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I love how they machined the bolt. Super cool! Definitely a nice looking rifle.
The Gunwerks Nexus is high tech with thought-out engineering in the design. It is accurate and is turn key out of the box that Gunwerks is known for. There is room for improvement though but it is too early to mention anything and not my place. I won't be doing a review on this rifle, the pro will take that on. I bought mine on my own after years of watching and drooling over Gunwerks rifles. I've had the Huskemaw, G7 Nightforce NXS scopes, G7 BR2 and Revic BR4 rangefinders, and their Hunter bipod, but this is my first sampling of one of their rifles. After playing with mine some, it is as advertised and I like mine 99%. If I draw any tags this year, it will be one of the rifles I take into the field.
 
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For those putting hands on this rifle, how’s the built in arca feel? Would it be an annoyance carrying for any period of time? Debating a 7prc for my next rifle, likely next year, just because. It would likely be between a terminus/C6/Mcmillan build or this.
 

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For those putting hands on this rifle, how’s the built in arca feel? Would it be an annoyance carrying for any period of time? Debating a 7prc for my next rifle, likely next year, just because. It would likely be between a terminus/C6/Mcmillan build or this.
Its too early for me to answer that. For now, its not noticeable. But carrying it on a hunt could tell a different story.
 

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For those putting hands on this rifle, how’s the built in arca feel? Would it be an annoyance carrying for any period of time? Debating a 7prc for my next rifle, likely next year, just because. It would likely be between a terminus/C6/Mcmillan build or this.
I don’t carry rifles. I sling them on short stalks or put them on a backpack on longer stalks. I can say with confidence it’s going to be extremely cold on your hand in cold weather.
 

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thoughts on the leather? Pros and cons. Honestly the thought leather was not appealing to me when I first saw it but the idea is growing on me. I have had leather boots last many years of hard work when taken care of.
 

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I don’t carry rifles. I sling them on short stalks or put them on a backpack on longer stalks. I can say with confidence it’s going to be extremely cold on your hand in cold weather.
@FURMAN is spot on here. I don't have this particular rifle. But I do have an SRS full length rail on my MPR. When carried with a sling you don't notice it at all. Nothing different than carrying a regular rifle. But when carrying in the hand you do notice it. Mainly the cold. But there is a sort of a block or squared feeling to it when carrying by hand. I wouldn't say uncomfortable. But noticable. Definitely wouldn't want to carry like that for long periods of time.

It really isn't a big deal having the longer ARCA. Most of us carry by sling until that final portion of the stock. Or we carry to our blinds/stands or shooting positions. The little time we carry by hand shouldn't have an effect on rather to get/use one IMO. The benefits are far greater to have it.
 

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thoughts on the leather? Pros and cons. Honestly the thought leather was not appealing to me when I first saw it but the idea is growing on me. I have had leather boots last many years of hard work when taken care of.
The leather makes this stock unique. The leather on the vertical grip makes for a comfortable grip that I really like. Im a snob when it comes to the palm swell and grip and this one meets my high expectations. The cheek piece is equally good getting ready for the shot. Time will tell how well the leather wears and lasts but it caught my eye the first time I saw the Nexus. Then when I handled it at the Hunt Expo while talking to Aaron, I knew this would be my first Gunwerks rifle.
 

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The leather makes this stock unique. The leather on the vertical grip makes for a comfortable grip that I really like. Im a snob when it comes to the palm swell and grip and this one meets my high expectations. The cheek piece is equally good getting ready for the shot. Time will tell how well the leather wears and lasts but it caught my eye the first time I saw the Nexus. Then when I handled it at the Hunt Expo while talking to Aaron, I knew this would be my first Gunwerks rifle.
Yep, I’ve shot the Magnus at a GW course and liked it but as soon as I picked up the Nexus I was sold. The phrase ‘fits like a glove’ comes to mind.
 

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Ok here’s your opportunity entreprenurs - leather wrapped forearm to attach to arca rail to cover that cold metal !
 

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