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Your Most Accurate Rifles?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ACP230, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. ACP230

    ACP230 Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. Black Snowman

    Black Snowman Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. dakotasin

    dakotasin Well-Known Member

    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)
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2003
  4. Biff

    Biff Well-Known Member

    Remington 788 in .308 - wish they were still in production!
  5. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

    How accurate?

    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. ;)
  6. H&Hhunter

    H&Hhunter Moderator

    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.
  7. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    These two had better be the same. ;)
  8. Soap

    Soap Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    A NEF Superlite Handi Rifle of my sons in 243, 3 shots in a clover leaf @ 100yds.
  11. uglygun

    uglygun Well-Known Member

    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."
  12. geojap

    geojap Well-Known Member

    Persian Mauser, iron sights. Incredible rifle.
  13. Daniel T

    Daniel T Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. WalkerTexasRanger

    WalkerTexasRanger Well-Known Member

    Another vote for the Remington 541T-HB. Damn accurate .22..
  15. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

    Steve, I understand what you're saying...

    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. ;)
  16. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    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.
  17. MeekandMild

    MeekandMild Well-Known Member

    Little bitty Marlin 17 varmint rifle.
  18. retiredsgt

    retiredsgt Well-Known Member

    Most Accurate

    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.
  19. swingset

    swingset Well-Known Member

    Ruger M77/22 that's been worked over.

    Savage 12FV in .223

    K-31/43 sniper

    Those are my most accurate.
  20. Zorro

    Zorro Well-Known Member

    Winchester M52, .22LR.

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