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Skunkwerks - the CUT - 6.5 PRC & Leupold VX-6HD 3-18x44 - 20" - Spread-Low Tan
Skunkwerks - the CUT - 6.5 PRC & Leupold VX-6HD 3-18x44 - 20" - Spread-Low Tan
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Price: $17,899.00
Sale Price: $16,899.00
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Firearm Classification: Non-Restricted

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Description Technical Info

Skunkwerks the CUT 6.5 PRC Limited Edition

- GLR Ti "CUT" skeletonized action

- "CUT" ClymR spread tow carbon fiber stock

- 20" Carbon Wrapped optimized contoured barrel

- Gunwerks Directional Muzzle Break

- Gunwerks CUT 20 MOA rings

- Trigger Tech Trigger

- 3 Round Detachable Magazine

- Skunkwerks Custom Case
Leupold VX-6HD 3-18x44 - Leupold TMOA SFP reticle

- Accuracy First Anti-Cant level

- Laser Engraved Ballistic Turret - Berger 140gr Elite
Total before taxes and shipping $17,899.00


Gunwerks journey to achieve the goals set forth with The CUT quickly took them to new territory. Realizing they need to explore new, advanced materials, engineer new solutions to make weight and avoid compromise led to process, design and material breakthroughs that will serve as a springboard to launch future generations of Gunwerks rifle systems.


Titanium is flat out expensive. Raw material isn't cheap and it's difficult to machine. But it's also 46% lighter than steel for essentially the same performance. With The CUT Gunwerks decided to replace all the steel they could with Titanium. That goes for the action, muzzle brake and even the screws and hardware.


Quite literally...Carbon fiber is simply the best material available to build a lightweight hunting stock. However, not all carbon fiber is made the same. Different raw materials, structures and resin systems produce vastly different results. If Gunwerks standard carbon fiber stock is top shelf, this stuff is in another universe. With this and an improvement in fill weight, we achieved a 21% (5oz) weight savings on the stock alone.


Carbon wrapping barrels doesn't usually save weight, but it provides a larger diameter barrel at similar weight to a traditional sporter weight barrel. That wasn't enough for this project, so we developed an entirely new barrel profile and removed excess barrel shank to cut every ounce possible without sacrificing performance. The result is a 20" small diameter carbon wrapped barrel that saves 12oz (30%) over the standard.


Gunwerks already offer a Titanium GLR action in the ClymR, which saves a full 7oz over steel. So how to make it lighter? Through sophisticated engineering FEA analysis, they were able to identify portions of material that could be removed from the action without compromising integrity or performance. While the Gunwerks team were at it, they designed a new bolt stop and removed material from the bolt body. The result is an additional 2oz savings over the original.


Long range optics are heavy. One of the quickest ways to effect a rifle system's weight is with optic choice. Leupold's VX-6HD is one of the lightest long range capable options on the market. But in true Gunwerks style, they worked with them to cut even more, developing a custom model VX-6HD with capped windage, no illumination, and even removing the throw lever. Weight savings coming in at 8%.


The easy way to reduce weight is pillar bedding. Pillar bedding can work, but doesn't produce the results that our CNC machined bedding blocks do. Using Magnesium instead of Aluminum in The CUT's bedding block allowed Gunwerks to save an additional 33% over the already light Aluminum version.


"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" - Aristotle
As if it weren't enough, Gunwerks found additional ways to cut weight in a cored out bolt handle, fluted firing pin, minimalist scope rings, aluminum flush cups, and a skeletonized butt pad adapter.


The Gunwerks team didn't stop at just the rifle. Putting such a light rifle in huge, heavy hard case just seemed silly, so instead they put together a more compact, lighter, but still travel worthy (and airline approved) hard case just for The CUT. That also required new custom die cut foam with room for all your gear. Top it off with custom die cut Skunkwerks branded top foam for the complete package.

Package Overview:

The CUT is the latest edition of the Skunkwerks series of purpose-built, limited run rifle systems by Gunwerks. Built with the singular, obsessive purpose of cutting every possible ounce from an already lightweight ClymR rifle system without compromising on performance. The CUT is the result of a massive R&D materials project sparing no expense to engineer a super-tuned mountain rifle that shoots like nothing else in its weight class.

6.5 PRC - GLR Ti Skeletonized Action - 20" Carbon Barrel - Spread Tow Carbon Fiber Stock - 6.5 lbs.:

The CUT is for mountain hunters who need to cut weight without sacrificing performance on the mountain, allowing them to go farther, hunt harder, and ultimately harvest the mountain game of their dreams.

Features & Design:

  • Caliber: 6.5 PRC or 7 SAUM
  • Weight: 6.5 Lbs (7 SAUM), 6.8 Lbs (6.5 PRC) with optic (20% weight savings over production ClymR)
  • Length: 40 3/4" @ 13.5" LOP
  • Barrel: 20" optimized contour carbon wrapped
  • Action: Skeletonized titanium GLR Action
  • Stock: Made with advanced spread tow carbon fiber
  • Scope: Custom Leupold VX6 HD with capped windage & removed illumination