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Best highend bolt action rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by S&WKING, Sep 20, 2007.

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  1. S&WKING

    S&WKING Member

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    What is the most accurate highend bolt action rifle? I have seen the H&S Precision rifles and the Cooper Arms rifles what are some other bolts that are just as good or better?
     
  2. GunTech

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    Accuracy International.
     
  3. General Geoff

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    Accuracy International, seconded.
     
  4. yesit'sloaded

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    Are we referring to a high end hunting rifle or something more along the lines or a long distance competition rifle. I am asking because elegant gold inlaid scrolling does not help accuracy at 1000 yards. I'm a big fan of the CheyTac M-200 CIV in .408 CheyTac. Is $13,795 high end enough for you? Check it out. http://www.cheytac.com/M-200.html
     
  5. taliv

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    personally, i don't see myself ever buying another factory "precision" rifle again. For the money, there are just too many amazing gunsmiths out there who can build a better product than ANY factory rifle, including high end ones like AI.

    Seriously, for the price of an AI, i can buy an AI stock and have someone put a better action and better barrel in it.
    (edit: in a much wider range of cooler calibers than you can get in a factory AI.)
     
  6. Outlaws

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    That is true, but for every half way competent gunsmith there are probably a good 10-15 worthless ones that don't deserve the moniker.
     
  7. M'bogo

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    Take your pic between these two - David Miller Co. or Kenny Jarrett. Both can build the rifle of your dreams.

    M'bogo
     
  8. GunTech

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    I'm in favor of building as well. I started out with an AI, and then built up a 40X in an AICS that shot as well or better, for a couple thousand less.

    Call George at GAP.
     
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    Never shot an AI, but I've heard all the stories.

    I'm partial to HS Precision for the synthetic sticks. I have one of their sporters and a heavy tactical is in the near future.

    IMO, they're about the best thing going for a lefty.

    Ed
     
  10. HM2PAC

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    I am also in favor of building. My next rifle will be done as such this winter.

    My plan:
    .30-06
    Savage 110 Receiver
    Krieger Medium/Heavy Contour 1:12 RH Twist
    McMillan Stock (Haven't decided which one yet)

    Very simple and to the point.
     
  11. taliv

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    btw, depending on what you want, mcmillan builds pretty sweet rifles, like the Tubb2k (order through creedmore). The last one i had built was done by longshot rifles (highly recommend) and although I haven't tried them yet, gre-tan was recommended to me, along with robar. If you want to use any of them, you've got to think ahead; about 6mo-18mo ahead, actually.

    the last rifle i mentioned above was a completely wacky one, built on an etronx action, but the consensus these days for near-benchrest accuracy in a cost-effective tactical style stock is to use the stiller predator action and barrel of your choice.

    another company with an interesting product is EDM and their windrunner. But if i could have any rifle (excluding Holland & Hollands, of course) it would be the DSR-1, which isn't imported anymore. (obviously, i'm not claiming experience with them... just saying i have an unholy fascination with bullpups)
     
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    How about the best of both worlds custom and factory. Nesika builds complete rifles with your spec's and their actions. They have a state of the art machine shop. I am extremely happy with mine and it shoots great. Oh and they are lefty friendly.
     
  13. Anthony B.

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    how about the Barrett 50 cal
     
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    how about a Dakota, or Lazzeroni? or the nice , high end cz's, in their mil type e-550 and 750 models?
     
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    Tubb T2K.

    The NRA national long range champion this year is John Whidden, he shot a Win M70.

    Last year it was Kent Reeve, he shot a Mauser.

    There are many high quality rifle components out there, It isn't the arrow...
     
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    HM2PAC,

    You might want to reconsider the 1-12" twist. I had Jack Krieger build me a tactical rifle in .30-06 about 7 years ago, and the advantage of the '06 over the .308 lies with the heavier bullets like the 190SMK.

    Don

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    30-06 may still have an advantage over 308, but you can shoot the 190g bullets in the 308. in either gun, you need a faster twist, like USSR said.
     
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    If money were no object, my choice would be a Blaser R93.

    [​IMG]

    I shot a Super Luxus model at a demo shoot a few years ago, it was the smoothest & nicest looking rifle I've ever seen.

    But, as they say, if you have to ask, you can't afford it....
     
  19. GunTech

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    The poster asked for the most accurate high end bolt. Unfortunately, many of the most costly don't fall into this category, Blaser included. I had a 93 tactical and it was outshot by my Remington 40X.
     
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    Savage 12 F Precision Target Rifle holds the best factory-direct accuracy I have EVER heard: .5” @ 500 yards (yes, 1/2 INCH) w/ factory-loaded ammunition. It was discussed in a recent professional publication. I don’t recall which, but I am sure others also read of this. BTW, you can buy the action-only, but I ask why with these types of groups.

    http://savagearms.com/2007_pressrelease.htm
     
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    .5" @ 500 yards isn't accuracy, that's just a freak occurance, I'm sure.

    Have you ever heard that a thousand monkeys banging away on a thousand typewriters will eventually write Shakespear?
     
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    It all depends on what you want to do with the rifle: Short-range benchrest? NRA HP Long-Range? 1000-yard .50 Cal benchrest? An honest to goodness sniper rifle? Smallbore target?

    For off-the-shelf rifles, I'd take a hard look at AI (AW/AWM/AWSM), SAKO (TRG-22/42), and the Tubb 2000.

    While the barrel is important, also remember that they are consummable items-- you will be replacing it periodically, and that because they are human-manufactured items, there is some barrel to barrel variance.

    -z

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    I don't know that I would ever as much personal satifaction out of writing a big check for a custom gun as I do by buying high quality parts for my Savages, and trying to make them work myself. And they work awfully well.
     
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    Among the .50s, I wouldn't consider them "high end". Popular, yes. But not as accurate or "high end" as others out there.
     
  25. S&WKING

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    I dont want a 50 cal so if that narrows it down. I saw the Nesika Varmint rRifles and liked them i was wandering what were talking for accuracy and reliability.
     
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