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hp: 29
attck: 31
def: 31
spec attck: 28
spec def: 30
speed: 27

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They're not bad, but if you are looking to use it competitively you'll probably want to go for 31 in everything but SpA.
If you're playing SM, you can get some bottle caps and raise the IVs to 31. A more important concern is nature. If the Gyarados is not jolly, adamant, or impish, you should get a new Gyarados.
well, careful is O.K. on gyarados

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Astronautical and sumwun are right they are good Ivs but if you plan to use Gyarados for Competitive, I'd go for 31 Ivs in all stats except Special Attack. If it's not Jolly or Adamant then you should get a new Gyarados with the right Nature or if its the right nature if your playing Sun and Moon get some bottle caps and get Gyarados to Level 100 and Hyper Train it. Here's a possible Set for Competitive.

Gyarados @ Life Orb
Ability: Intimidate
Evs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA)

- Ice Fang
- Waterfall
- Earthquake
- Dragon Dance

Hope this helps :)

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There are some decent defensive Gyarados that have impish nature.
Life orb kills too fast
10 turns isn't too fast. If 10 turns is too fast for you, then you're doing something wrong.
Life orb recoil + initial damage through set up can kill it way too fast I'd rather run lefties for better longevity