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

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gspn, Jan 16, 2012.

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  1. gspn

    gspn Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    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?
  2. TurtlePhish

    TurtlePhish Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    The (Un)Constitution(al) State
    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.:)
  3. Powerglide

    Powerglide Member

    Apr 28, 2010
    SW Nations, Oklahoma
    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.
  4. SleazyRider

    SleazyRider Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    New York
    Current production: Browning Buckmark Camper .22 cal. Perfection in every way.
    Out of production: S&W model 66 stainless .357. Just keeps on ticken'.
  5. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    Central Arkansas
    I'm not sure. All of mine are more accurate than me with the exception of one.
  6. Claude Clay

    Claude Clay Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    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?
  7. CSestp

    CSestp Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    Tulsa, OK
    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.
  8. f4t9r

    f4t9r Member

    May 27, 2005
    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
  9. TennJed

    TennJed Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    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
  10. Ky Larry

    Ky Larry Member

    May 22, 2003
    My 6" Colt Python. I can't seem to miss with it. Serious :D factor.
  11. NinjaFeint

    NinjaFeint Member

    Sep 2, 2009
    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.
  12. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Member

    May 11, 2006
    Deep East Texas
    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.
  13. gym

    gym member

    Dec 9, 2007
    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.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012
  14. Henhouse1

    Henhouse1 Member

    Apr 3, 2010
    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
  15. captain awesome

    captain awesome Member

    Jul 18, 2009
    Mesa, AZ
    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.
  16. natman

    natman Member

    Feb 11, 2007
    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.
  17. Davek1977

    Davek1977 Member

    Jan 2, 2008
    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....)
  18. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Member

    Jun 30, 2011
    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.
  19. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Apr 24, 2007
    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.
  20. Peters923

    Peters923 Member

    Dec 29, 2011
    My savage 12 in .223 is the most accurate rifle in my collection.
  21. RDChance

    RDChance Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    Ste Genevieve MO
    Can i only pick one?

    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};)
  22. floydster

    floydster Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Central, Mn.
    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.
  23. jcwit

    jcwit Member

    Oct 19, 2007
    Great state of Indiana
    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
  24. mgmorden

    mgmorden Member

    May 22, 2009
    Charleston, South Carolina
    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.
  25. dnilson

    dnilson Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    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?
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