Do you have a gun that's better than the rest?


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gspn
January 16, 2012, 10:38 PM
I've got a number of guns but until recently nothing I owned really stood out as more accurate than any of the others. They are all good...I have nothing that displays what you would consider accuracy problems.

Recently though I picked up a Colt Delta Elite in 10mm. It's one of the older guns that Colt built (my understanding is that they quit making them and then started again more recently).

This gun is quickly earning a reputation as the most accurate gun in my safe. I don't know if it's the sights, the ergonomics, or The Force...but this particular gun shoots like a dream.

Do you have any that stand out like that? What are they?

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TurtlePhish
January 16, 2012, 10:41 PM
I've got my grandpa's old tube-fed .22 bolt action that seems to stick a little radar or something on every bullet it fires. Maybe it just points really well or something but... If I can see it, I can put a hole in it.:)

Powerglide
January 16, 2012, 10:52 PM
Well I bought a Savage 30G bout 10 years ago and started shooting it more lately. The thing will not miss.You don't even have to aim it's so accurate, lol.

SleazyRider
January 17, 2012, 12:08 AM
Current production: Browning Buckmark Camper .22 cal. Perfection in every way.
Out of production: S&W model 66 stainless .357. Just keeps on ticken'.

Arkansas Paul
January 17, 2012, 01:09 AM
I'm not sure. All of mine are more accurate than me with the exception of one.

Claude Clay
January 17, 2012, 01:20 AM
many guns today are way better than the shooter.

more that i am wondering is if the new Sig 1911 3.3" Ultra is going to be as
accurate as my Defender ( 1.5" at 25 yards). at 29 ounces it may not bother my arthritis as the Colt does.

anybody have one yet?

CSestp
January 17, 2012, 01:57 AM
Had some old beat to living hell British .303 that I got from my dad, and he had no clue where it came from. Couldn't miss with that rusty old thing. Kicked like a mule though. First time I really tried some long range at 520 meters, first rounded knocked down the target.

f4t9r
January 17, 2012, 02:02 AM
I do !! It is a Kimber Gold Match and just a real shooter and tack driver. Like you I have some good ones but this one is the real deal

TennJed
January 17, 2012, 02:38 AM
I have a handfull that I shoot better than the other, but if I am having a bad day at the range I will always pull out my Ruger Single Six with a 6 1/2" barrel. That gun my friends, is a tack driver

Ky Larry
January 17, 2012, 11:11 AM
My 6" Colt Python. I can't seem to miss with it. Serious :D factor.

NinjaFeint
January 17, 2012, 12:06 PM
I just bought a Dan Wesson 1911...the difference in my shooting was noticeable.

I love my Glocks, Kahr's and Rugers but they can't keep up. The force is strong in it.

Flintknapper
January 17, 2012, 12:14 PM
I have a Marlin Model 39 (Mountie) that is just scary accurate even with cheap .22 ammo

IF you miss with this rifle it's YOUR FAULT, no doubt about it.

gym
January 17, 2012, 01:16 PM
We all shoot certain guns better than others, but as far as one being more accurate than the other, it's highlly improbable. I watched a video on Hickock 45's video channel on this topic. And he sumerizes this in the video, explaining that the way they are made it is unlikelly that unless you are a world chapion pistol shooter like, ron latham, there is no difference in accuracy in most well made guns. for instance he shot a cobra carry, and a glock 27 and said he can shoot them all day with the same results.
I believe that we "take" to certain guns more so that others. Like 1911 shooters shoot 1911's better than Glocks, but it's only because they fit that gun better as the reverse is also true.
The word accuracy is over used, it's the shooter who is either accurate or not with a specific gun, not the other way around.As he explained the term accuracy was a over used word when comparing guns, "this one is more accurte that that one" and challenged anyone to ring him up and he would show them it wasn't the gun. Now if there is something wrong with the gun, that's a different story, it may need an adjustment, but a stock polymer mid priced pistol is probablly more accurate than most any shooter is. Also the trigger pull and length of reset etc, all factor into the accuracy. I hate a long trigger pull, I lose concentraion and it's just annoying waiting for the darn thing to fire. But in some carry guns it's a safety issue, and they aren't meant for target shooting.
That's another problem, some people buy 1 gun and expect it to be good for every aspect of their wants and needs. "The supergun, we always talk about", my fullsize 1911 is dead on at 25 yards,but no way I can carry a 40 oz gun around in FL.My lcp is great for carry as a second gun to my 26, but don't expect to shoot that past 10 yards, thats even pushing it, the 26 will do almost both jobs, it's accurate an small. With practice you can nail a 25 yard target almost as well as with the 1911. So we have 3 different guns, all with their own built in characteristics. If I were a robot, I should be able to shoot the ruger at the 25 yard target. The round will have no problem getting there, but the shooter will.

Henhouse1
January 17, 2012, 06:44 PM
I was in love with my CZ40B which I shoot very well, until I got my Ruger Gunsite Scout. This rifle shoots so sweet and handles so well, it is now the other half to my CZ... perfect partners!

Stan Henley

captain awesome
January 17, 2012, 11:53 PM
We all shoot certain guns better than others, but as far as one being more accurate than the other, it's highlly improbable. I watched a video on Hickock 45's video channel on this topic. And he sumerizes this in the video, explaining that the way they are made it is unlikelly that unless you are a world chapion pistol shooter like, ron latham, there is no difference in accuracy in most well made guns. for instance he shot a cobra carry, and a glock 27 and said he can shoot them all day with the same results.
I believe that we "take" to certain guns more so that others. Like 1911 shooters shoot 1911's better than Glocks, but it's only because they fit that gun better as the reverse is also true.
The word accuracy is over used, it's the shooter who is either accurate or not with a specific gun, not the other way around.As he explained the term accuracy was a over used word when comparing guns, "this one is more accurte that that one" and challenged anyone to ring him up and he would show them it wasn't the gun. Now if there is something wrong with the gun, that's a different story, it may need an adjustment, but a stock polymer mid priced pistol is probablly more accurate than most any shooter is. Also the trigger pull and length of reset etc, all factor into the accuracy. I hate a long trigger pull, I lose concentraion and it's just annoying waiting for the darn thing to fire. But in some carry guns it's a safety issue, and they aren't meant for target shooting.
That's another problem, some people buy 1 gun and expect it to be good for every aspect of their wants and needs. "The supergun, we always talk about", my fullsize 1911 is dead on at 25 yards,but no way I can carry a 40 oz gun around in FL.My lcp is great for carry as a second gun to my 26, but don't expect to shoot that past 10 yards, thats even pushing it, the 26 will do almost both jobs, it's accurate an small. With practice you can nail a 25 yard target almost as well as with the 1911. So we have 3 different guns, all with their own built in characteristics. If I were a robot, I should be able to shoot the ruger at the 25 yard target. The round will have no problem getting there, but the shooter will.

Well put Gym and totally true. I don't have a single one that stands out significantly above the rest, But I can't seem to miss with my Colt Anaconda, and that was my first "accurate" gun, Then I noticed how accurate my 500 S&W was, and my Colt target 22, and my S&W model 27, and my custom SA 1911, ECT..... they all shoot extremely accurately if I do my part, but some I naturally shoot better than others.

It's also funny how I find as time goes on; the more I shoot, the more "accurate" my guns become.;)

I will say this though, I have had some problems with certain guns not being accurate, watch out out for misaligned chambers on revolvers. This happened with a model 29-5 I had and an AWA SAA colt copy. Those chambers shot WAY different than the rest of them. 4 holes in a tight group and two fliers on every cylinder I shot. Thought it was me until I noticed the patterns.

natman
January 18, 2012, 05:08 AM
I've got a few:

J.C. Higgins Model 50 in 30-06. This is an FN Mauser action with a chrome lined High Standard barrel that Sears had made up in the early 50s. It was my first high powered rifle and I couldn't understand what all the fuss was about 1 inch groups because it shot well under an inch with factory ammo. Later after I owned a few other centerfire sporters I realized how special it was.

S&W Model 14 in 38 Special. This is S&W's target model and it loves shooting wadcutters into tiny little groups. Mine was made in the late 50s and S&W built really nice revolvers in those days.

Colt 1911 Gov't Series 80 - Wilson Combat in 45 ACP. This gun looks stock, but it has a Wilson barrel and trigger job. If anyone tells you a Series 80 can't have a light trigger, it just means they don't know how to do it. Wilson does. It's much more accurate than I am with a pistol.

I collect target 22s, so I've got several that are quite accurate. One that stands out is a Keng's NS 522 that I bought on clearance for about $200 when Chinese imports were banned. It's amazingly accurate. It just makes me laugh when it puts one bullet after another in the same place.

Davek1977
January 18, 2012, 06:53 AM
my 881 Marlin just plain shoots. I'm 34 now, and have had it since I was 12. Everything about that gun is familiar to me, and it seems to shoulder and almost fire itself its become so effortless over the years. I've made some amazing shots with that gun over the years, and while not the most expensive gun in the safe, it would be the last to go if I were to ever have to sell my guns (I've NEVER sold a gun at this point...I still own every gun i ever have....)

ApacheCoTodd
January 18, 2012, 10:55 AM
I'd say my old Marlin "Golden" 39 is hard to beat in it's reliability, consistency and as noted above "scary" accuracy no matter what I push through it.
Scope, no scope, crappy ammo, premium ammo, ill treatment and coddling - it's all the same to that sweet rifle.

bannockburn
January 18, 2012, 11:13 AM
My Ruger 10/22 was incredibly accurate right out of the box; the iron sights were right on at 50 yards. In order to fully realize its potential I mounted a scope on it so that I could use out to 100 yards and beyond.

I have a Colt Combat Commander that was customized by Colts Custom Gun Shop. While not desinged to be a target gun, it is just as accurate as a Gold Cup I use to have.

Peters923
January 18, 2012, 11:33 AM
My savage 12 in .223 is the most accurate rifle in my collection.

RDChance
February 25, 2012, 02:10 AM
just accquired a Keng 522 that I like a lot, but here lately it's been an old stevens single shot that I've had for close to 35 years now. Some days I like to shoot the single six rugers....some days I love to work with the XD.

Kinda like pickin a favorite offspring.....just cant do it! They all have a diverse set of strongpoints, It's up to you to capitalize given what youre looking to do. {BUT IT SURE IS FUN};)

floydster
February 25, 2012, 04:21 PM
natman, I have the same Higgins model 50 in 30-06, I bought it in 1952, Mauser action,I have a custom stock with free floating barrel, it is a great shooter.
I bought this gun when I was 16 years old--I am 76 now.
I have many other Mausers from 1918 on up, but this model 50 is still my fav.
Floyd

jcwit
February 25, 2012, 04:40 PM
I own a Winchester 52B, a Kimber 82G, H & R M12, and a Remington M540XR, all 4 of these will put 5 rounds in a 1/4" group using the right ammo.

None of the rest of my 40 some 22's will come even close to this accuracy

mgmorden
February 25, 2012, 05:16 PM
For the most part, yes.

I've got 12 or so handguns. 95% of my shooting though is done with my M&P 9L. I've put a lot of aftermarket parts (trigger, sights, etc) in that gun and it shoots exactly how I want

I've got 20 or so rifles, and I trust my Savage 110 .30-06 above all of them. It goes bang every time, feels good, and is deadly accurate.

Shotguns . . . . okay I've only got 3 of those, though I've owned several other ones over the years. On those, I really, really love my Remington 870. I've had a lot of bad luck on shotguns regarding reliability, but that gun in particular is not only 100% reliable, but also as a far more solid and sturdy feel to it then any of the other shotguns I've ever owned. Truthfully for most of my duck hunting and such these days I currently use my Stoeger auto-loader, but if I were betting my life on a gun working I'd grab the Remington every time.

dnilson
February 25, 2012, 05:37 PM
My fav is my Glock 30 (.45 ACP). I don't know if I like it best because I'm more accurate with it, or I'm just more accurate with it, therefore I like it the best. However, I'm really starting to love my new Ruger SP101. I need a lot more practice, but I'm getting there. Speaking of practice, what's up with ammo prices!?!?!?!?! I've already had to cut back on how often I go to the range and how much ammo I spend when I do go. Does anyone know why prices have climbed so much in the last few years?

jolly roger
February 25, 2012, 08:57 PM
My Sig 220 ST is crazy accurate when I do my part. Beautiful piece

22-rimfire
February 25, 2012, 10:46 PM
My 41 mags tend to stand out in terms of my ability to hit consistantly with them. I must admit however that I have not been shooting them much in the last year due primarily to ammo cost. But I still have a fair amount of 41 mag ammo available.

Been shooting 22 rifles the most. I especially like my Remington 547 and 541-S. This trend started about 5 years ago and continues today. But I still buy 22 handguns.

Steve CT
February 26, 2012, 06:47 PM
A pre-CZ Dan Wesson 1911, PM-1S. Originally manufactured and sold as an IDPA gun. I bought it used and it is frighteningly consistently accurate. This gun regularly humbles me, I cannot shoot it as well as it demands.

snakeman
February 26, 2012, 07:05 PM
My henry 22.

4thHorseman
February 27, 2012, 01:18 AM
Do you have a gun that's better than the rest?

I love this question. Yes, some guns have a personal meaning for me. They were the one that saw me through some very hard times in my life. They stood guard at the gate if you will. :)

Archie
February 27, 2012, 03:01 AM
I have a couple pinned barrel K frame revolvers that are 'better' than anything made today. I have a couple .44 Magnum revolvers that are 'better' for their purpose than pretty much anything else.

Accurate is better? Contrary to what was posted, there are more accurate guns and less accurate guns. I once fired a NAZI marked Browning High Power that was so worn it would not put five shots on a silhouette target at 50 yards. (Other guns I had would do so, so it wasn't a 'bad day' for me.)

I shoot Bullseye when I can. I have a Model 41 S&W pistol that shoots far more accurately than other .22 pistols I have. I have a Model 52 S&W that is one of those 'here let me fix it for you' shooters. I have a lovely five screw K-38 revolver that won't group for love nor money.

Gym's post is both right and wrong. In common guns - pistols for instance - common shooters are going to be about as accurate with this one as with that one. Most assuredly, one will not cure one's poor shooting by simply buying a 'better' pistol.

However, to pretend a properly functioning M52 Smith is equal in accuracy to a standard Glock 17 is silly. Yes, a lot depends on the shooter, but guns do have accuracy limits that vary with the the type of gun and the individual gun.

The same thing applies to rifles. One may have a well worn Winchester 1894 carbine in .30 W. C. F. that always gets a deer each year. That's accurate for the purpose. It still won't win a bench rest match against my M700 Remington varmint rifle. Of course, I don't like carrying that Remington further than from the car to the shooting bench.

But neither rifle will 'fix' the shooting problems of one who will not look at sights, has no idea of range estimation and figures a perfect trigger let off is when he closes his eyes and yanks.

DM~
February 27, 2012, 08:00 PM
Do you have a gun that's better than the rest?


Yes i do,

http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww128/Hanks_Pictures/KD06.jpg

At least it is to me!

DM

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