Your Most Accurate Rifles?


October 29, 2003, 09:34 AM
Mine are:

Twenty two rifle: Early Winchester 52, Remington 541-T HB a close second.

Target rifle: .308 Springfield Armory M1A

Hunting Rifle: .250 Savage Ruger M77RL.

The six and a half pound .250 hangs with the 10 pound target rifle for the first two shots, then the group starts to expand due to the light barrel heating up. The M1A shoots well with a cold or hot barrel.

What are your most accurate rifles?

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Black Snowman
October 29, 2003, 10:12 AM
Unfortunately all of my bolt actions are far more accurate than I am :uhoh:
I can tell my M17S is more accurate than my Century FAL knock-off with both using cheap ammo. The main drawbacks of both of them being sighting systems high above the bore and realatively poor triggers.

My CZ 550 Varmit Laminated in .308 is very accurate indeed and I'm still breaking it in. Set trigger helps compensate for my poor shooting technique ;) I don't have anywhere to shoot past 100 yards so it makes it difficult to really tell a differance in long range accuracy beween it and my other rifles. Plus to really test the GUN I need to get some good sandbags going or find a ransom rest.

I had an old basic 10/22 that was very accurate and I'm still shopping for a replacement. Right now it's looking like a Biathlon Basic.

Hunting rifle? I shoot pretty close range but my .340 Weatherby Mk V went right where I pointed it on my 1 deer hunt. Needless to say, no need to track that deer.

October 29, 2003, 10:49 AM
i don't mess w/ 22's, really... i think my most accurate one is an old mossberg bolt, but don't really know (or care) how accurate it is.

my most accurate rifle, bar none, is my rem 700 vls in 308.

2nd would be rem 700 bdl in 22-250.

3rd is win 70 in 300 wsm.

4th is rem 700 bdl in 25-06.

5th is tang-safety ruger in 25-06.

the rest of the rifles aren't inaccurate by any stretch, just not in my top 5 - and some rifles (like my 338) haven't been shot enough yet to know how accurate they really are (several new or nearly new rifles in this category).

(i measure accuracy standards w/ 300 yard groups from a bench)

October 29, 2003, 10:56 AM
Remington 788 in .308 - wish they were still in production!

October 29, 2003, 11:14 AM
Combat accurate, venison accurate, High Power match accurate, first-cold-shot tactical accurate, or sub-MOA benchrest accurate?

Lots of the above spread in my safes. Two stand out, one's a Remington 700 PSS in .308 Win, the other is a 6.5-06 Mauser/Krieger homebrew long range rig.

But compared to the guys with Stolle Pandas, Shilen DGR's, and Nesika Bay rigs, shooting their cute little PPC rounds, probably none of my guns are accurate enough. ;)

October 29, 2003, 12:06 PM
Model 70 .375H&H Tackdriver

Styer Scout .308 Pindriver

R-93 Blaser.300 Wthby Pinheaddriver

believe it or not I've got an Iron sighted .458 Lott custom built on a Model 70 action that will shoot inside of 1.5 inches at 100 yards all day long if you can stand it.

Steve Smith
October 29, 2003, 12:14 PM
High Power match accurate, first-cold-shot tactical accurate,

These two had better be the same. ;)

October 29, 2003, 12:29 PM
Remington 700P in .308: .5MOA @ 200 is very common. I haven't had a chance to shoot this one beyond that yet.

Remington 700 BDL in .270 Win: This one is anywhere from 0.75-1.5 MOA accurate @ 200 yards.

Bushmaster AR: 1-2 MOA capable out to 200.

The winner:

Kimber .22 Hunter: Came with a 5 shot test target @ 50 yards: .333" My results in the field reflect that.

October 29, 2003, 03:01 PM
My Stolle Panda, in a Lee Six stock, with a Shilen Select Match barrel and (currently) a Shilen match trigger, is capable of groups in the two-tenths of an inch range at 100 yards.

Of course, that depends mostly on the barrel.

Brian Williams
October 29, 2003, 03:42 PM
A NEF Superlite Handi Rifle of my sons in 243, 3 shots in a clover leaf @ 100yds.

October 29, 2003, 03:53 PM
My first rifle that introduced me into the world of long range shooting was an accurized AR15. Spent a rediculous amount of money setting that thing up for what I viewed would be the epitome of long range varmint death sticks. By and large it was a wild success, ofcourse when you turn a 21 year old gunnut loose with a credit card things can get a little out of hand. The rifle weighs 15 pounds, it's 48 inches long, and it can deliver 10 shots into 3/4 inch on average with fairly basic handloads(40grn Vmax with AA2015 or H322). There are few things I'd do different if I had it to all do over again, then again 6 years ago there weren't as many options as there are today and I wasn't as educated on things back then as I am now.

All told, the accurized AR15 has been a GREAT gun to learn how to shoot with and maintain high degrees of precision. Almost no recoil so that's just about a complete after thought, the round has a trajectory that forces a person to become familiar with using the elevation dials of a scope if they want to make hits at 500 and beyond, and the little 223Rem can get blown around in the wind so that's another factor to consider as one becomes a better shot.

Enter my "step up" into ranges beyond that which the 223Rem can easily reach, a Rem 700 300WinMag PSS. Oh boy, haven't shot this rifle much over the past 6 months but the 2 times that I have shot groups at 500 yards my beginning handloads aren't doing too badly. Just last weekend when I was out in the hills, I ranged my target stand for 500 yards after using the mil-dot reticle. After entering a basic adjustment into the scope's dials for an approximate to my load I was only 1MOA off at distance, within 2-3 shots I was breaking clay pigeons at the distance. After basically getting the zero, I started a group on my target, wound up with 5 shots into a group just about 8 inches in diameter. NOT BAD I say for a rifle that hasn't been throughly wrung out, it was an unknown load I threw together for general blasting and had yet to really test for accuracy.

What's more :) My friend had his GPS unit with him this weekend, he set a way point on my shooting position and a waypoint on my target frame. The GPS reported back with .28 miles as the distance, doing the math that comes out to 495 yards :) Even if it was actually like .275-.285 and the GPS unit was rounding to .28, I was probably still within 15 yards even after accounting for the level of accuracy in the GPS unit.

Unfortunately, my little Bushnell Elite 3200 scope only has enough elevation left in it's tube to get out to 700 yards after initial sight in 6 months ago and that is if my loads are flat enough to shoot the distance. Time to get a Nightforce 5.5-22x and 20MOA base if I want to be hitting through the crosshairs at 1000 and beyond.

What is it they say? "Only accurate rifles are interesting."

October 29, 2003, 04:44 PM
Persian Mauser, iron sights. Incredible rifle.

Daniel T
October 29, 2003, 05:24 PM
My mildly dinged K-31 with. It really is everything they say it is. With iron sights, I can only shoot 2" groups at 100 yards with it, but my buddy (with better eyesite) managed a group a little over an inch. I really want to put a scope on it, but I'm stuggling with the fact that just the clamp-on mounting block is going to cost more than the rifle did.

October 29, 2003, 07:02 PM
Another vote for the Remington 541T-HB. Damn accurate .22..

October 29, 2003, 09:22 PM
But I meant medulla oblongata first-cold-shot accuracy, as seen in this target:

If a match-prepped and iron-sighted AR-15 or M1A is set up to hit that chestnut-sized, sub-MOA target, without sighters, straight from the SWAT van, then you're absolutely right, the two terms are interchangeable. ;)

Steve Smith
October 29, 2003, 09:28 PM
Well, I reckon my #1 AR is, then. ;)

Earlier in the year I was camping at my local Highpower range. First thing I'd do is lie down and take a shot at 600. First shot: X....ok, now I'm happy...I'll get on with the practice for the day. Gotta love a good zero and a good rifle.

October 29, 2003, 09:45 PM
Little bitty Marlin 17 varmint rifle.

October 29, 2003, 09:46 PM
All of my Ruger No.1's are under a MOA. Most newest arrival is in .223 Rem. and I just shot it today. Using Hornady's 53gr. HP Match, with IMR 4198 I am at a 3/4" group at 100 yds. This will prove to be an interesting exercise. Also a custom built 7 x 61 Sharpe and Hart on a Mauser action that is well under a MOA.

October 29, 2003, 11:38 PM
Ruger M77/22 that's been worked over.

Savage 12FV in .223

K-31/43 sniper

Those are my most accurate.

October 30, 2003, 01:14 AM
Winchester M52, .22LR.

October 30, 2003, 10:18 PM
Beleive it or not, a good old fashioned 03-A4 Springfield. This rifle is almost surgically accurate

Next I would have to say my N.M. M1-A

Third-Colt AR-15 16" HBAR.

October 30, 2003, 11:05 PM
Thompson Encore in .223 with the 26" Heavy Stainless bbl.

Three shots into 3/8 inch at 100 yards using Black Hills Blue Box 52 gr Match HP. Two shots were touching and the third strung a bit horizontally. There was a bit of wind, so I suppose it might actually shoot better than that...

I have a Model 38 Swedish Mauser that will shoot under an inch @ 100 yards with the military surplus ammo. I'm not being fair to the gun though. I've never tried premium ammo and have only shot it with iron sights.

October 31, 2003, 12:16 AM
My Deer harvester is a Savage 10FP 24 inch in a .308 win can get 1.2 to 1.7 MOA with good kinds of factory ammo (one of the reasons that I hunt with a bow now).

My RL stick is a Remington 700P DM in a .308 win and with handloads gets around 1 MOA all day long out to about 800 meters (880 yds) then starts to peter out past that.

High Power stick Bushmaster DCM is getting rebarreled at this time so I don't know yet.

October 31, 2003, 12:17 AM
"My Stolle Panda, in a Lee Six stock, with a Shilen Select Match barrel and (currently) a Shilen match trigger, is capable of groups in the two-tenths of an inch range at 100 yards." Ditto: mines in 6mmPPC. m with 36 power Leupold scope. 55grain Berger bullet EXACTLY where you want them out to 350 yds or so!:)

October 31, 2003, 12:25 AM
Tikka M595 master sporter, rebarrelled by Mac Tilton. With my handload (69 gr. moly SMK over 23.4 Gr Varget) 5 shot 0.26" group at 100 yds.
more accuracy then I'll need for a while.


Dave R
October 31, 2003, 12:32 AM
That weird Martini Cadet I inherited. Chambered in .17/.357Mag. About the size and weight of a BB gun.

First time I shot it at 200 yards, I wanted to see what the drop was on my 100 yard zero. Fired a group of 3, then a 2nd group of 3. When it was time to walk, I found that the combined 6 went just over an inch.

October 31, 2003, 12:40 AM
Single Shot - Ruger #3 in 375 win - under 1 in. at 100

Lever - Rossi .357 Mag used to win bets by busting clays at 200 yards and then shooting leftovers with factory Irons - damn old age & old eyes
- honorable mention to Marlin 39a used to take the heads of thistles...

Big Game - Mauser .375 Weatherby w/ 300 sierra Bullets over 88 gr 4350 Clover Leaf's at 150 yards if the recoil doesn't get to you.

Varmint - Rem 700V .243 min of ground squirrel at any distance you can see if you can judge wind & elevation -

RattleBattle - Cav-15 w/ WalterLother 16" heavy tube 5/8" w/ SA surplus!

Plinker - 10/22 Ruger (swapped Hammer & Trigger added butpad) shoot thru neck of pop bottle at 75 yards.

Handgun - Old S&W 44 mag 8 3/8 - Silhoutte Turkey at 150 meters hit 9 of 10 targets in the head one day - It's a keeper
or High standard Victor.22LR - 25yards dime size group w/ machine rest w/ CCI green label .

October 31, 2003, 12:59 PM
1891 Argentine Mauser, believe it or not. Loaded with custom 220 grain 313" slugs at moderate velocity, it will keep under an inch at 100 yards with iron sights.

Runner up is the K-31 Swiss, which will shoot a bit over an inch at 100.

October 31, 2003, 01:08 PM
I have a 222 Remington 700 Classic. It does a consistent 1 ragged hole at 100 yards and 1" at 200 yards. I have a Taco World Class 3X9 on it.

October 31, 2003, 02:30 PM
two Remington 700s, one in .22-250 and the other in .308 Winchester. Both shoot under an inch, sometimes under a half inch.

I have an old Remington bolt 22 that shoots remarkably well. The 6.5x55 Swede is a pretty tight grouper. In fact, I don't have anything that always shows poorly.

October 31, 2003, 10:47 PM
following the original format:

.22 rifle, my 521t Remington bolt rifle, Scary accurate.

Hunting Rifle, FN Mauser Custom rifle, 7mm Ackley Improved


my Mannlicher-Schoenauer .270 1952 model with single set trigger.

November 1, 2003, 07:46 AM
My most accruate rifles would be...

1st - Accuracy International AWP in .308. Yeap, 1/2 Minute angle or slightly less consistantly... 1/4 MOA if I do my part and am on my game.

2nd - Hunting - Steyr Scout. 3/4 to 1 MOA consistantly, Biggest problem with grouping small is the Scope and Retical - Fixed 2x and Heavy Duplex... but for getting on target fast - Yeah Buddy!

Nando Aqui
November 1, 2003, 09:05 AM
(Along the lines of the model series many others have stated...)

My Rem 700 PS .308


November 1, 2003, 09:34 AM
My 700P, my Model 70 Lightweight, and the 10/22T.

November 2, 2003, 09:45 PM
Remington 700 Sendero Special with 24"bbl; in .300Win.Mag.,.
Timney trigger, parkerized finish, bedded to Coate Machine &Tool "Ultimate Sniper" Stock using Brownell's Steel-Bed.

Leupold Vari-XIII, 4.5-14X50mm Long Range Tacticle: 50mm objective lens, 30mm tube & Mil-dot reticle.
Mounted to rifle using Leupold dual-dovetail bases and rings.

Ammunition: 168gr Sierra Matchkings loaded over 74grs of H-4350, Winchester cases, Federal #215 LRM primers.

One hole groups at 100yds, averaging 3-1/2" groups at 600yds.

November 2, 2003, 11:12 PM
my 10/22 is damn accurate. and cheap as hell to shoot too!

November 2, 2003, 11:24 PM
Sako Finnwolf .308....30 yrs of one shot kills. GM

November 4, 2003, 03:48 AM
M1A National Match

Or maybe my Ruger 10/22?

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