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Most accurate 30-06 factory rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Gary O, Jul 12, 2011.

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  1. Gary O

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    Most accurate 30-06 factory bolt gun rifle out of the box under $750?
     
  2. USSR

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    You're not likely to find a particular make and model in your quest. Good, exceptional, and not so good .30-06's are being turned out by the various manufacturers each and every day. It's an individual rifle thing, and you place your money down and take your chances.

    Don
     
  3. rule303

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    Lots of good rifles in that price range. IMO your best bet would be a Savage with the Accu-trigger. Out of the box rifles have come a long way as far as accuracy in the last few years, just about all of them should shoot MOA with the right loads.
     
  4. SN13

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    Savage 111FCNS with the Accustock and Accutrigger. I have the gun in .270 and it is the most accurate rifle I've ever owned right out of the box. I use Hornady ammo in it and it is a BEAST!
     
  5. Robert

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    Savage or a Tika T3 are your best bets.
     
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    My vote is going to go to the Weatherby Vanguard Sub-MOA.
    At least you're getting a rifle that has been tested and verified to be sub-moa with at least one particluar load. The Howa's are essentially the same rifle with a different barrel source, bolt shroud, and trigger.

    However, in that price range there are very many options to try.
    The Winchester M70 Classic, and Browning X, as well as the Ruger Hawkeye will fit that price range. The CZ-550 should make the short list as well.

    Like another poster stated, it's kind of a crap shoot as to what you actually get, except with the Weatherby or a Tikka. However, I can't come to actually like the Tikka's that much. Just a personal thing.

    Ammunition is going to be a huge factor. Too much variety in .30/06 ammo to make a general statement.
     
  7. Hunterdad

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    Marlin XL7. Great gun for the money.
     
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    I will go with this option, although I do not own a Savage. But, it's hard to complain about all the positive comments out there.....

    I am sure there are others........Weatherby, CZ, Winchester.........all those should be good. Just depends on your likes and the way the gun feels to you.......
     
  9. ShortFatHokie

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    I own both a Savage 110 w/Accu-trigger and a Browning X-bolt in 30-06. Both had very good "hunting accuracy" out of the box. Price wise, Savage wins. Quality wise, Browning wins. Just a matter of what you like and how much you want to spend.
     
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    Likely Tikka T3 Hunter in your price range. The T3 Lite may be a bit more sensitive to heat? In either case their base action was specifically designed around the 06 round :)
     
  11. kludge

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    That pretty much that nails it in the price range you're looking at.

    Pick the one you like the look/feel of the best. In that range I like the Savage and the Marlin, and I would probably lean toward the Marlin, just becuase the Savage is probably $150 more money and is no better a rifle than the Marlin.

    If you want match accuracy and a heavy barrel I don't think that's going to be available in your price range.
     
  12. USSR

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    Unfortunately, there are no factory-made, match accuracy, heavy barreled .30-06's being made. If you want such a rifle, as I did, you have to have it custom built.

    Don
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    The question is.....

    can you shoot well enough to take advantage of a really accurate rifle? I see it all the time at the club where guys show up with many dollars worth of rifle and cannot keep in on a paper plate at 100 yards.....You can fool yourself but the target doesn't lie........My most accurate rifle? A Mosin Nagant M39 with a scout scope. The rifle cost me 150 bucks about 8 years ago....It will shoot less than 1 inch groups when I do my part...chris3

    I did not answer your question.......I have an out of the box Rem 700 BDL with a steel tube Weaver scope that will shoot 1 1/4 inch groups with Greek surplus 3006 ammo. I really have not developed a load because I don't particularily like this rifle....chris3
     
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    I have two .30-06 rifles: a Savage 116 FHSAK, that shoots 3 of my handloads with 46.5gr of IMR 4064 under a 168gr SMK into 0.6" at 100 yds and a Win M70 Extreme Weather that shoots 3 of my handloads with 43.0gr of IMR 4895 under a 168gr SMK into 3/8" at the same distance, both from a Caldwell Lead Sled. My Rem 700 SPS SS in .308 Win will put 3 of my handloads with 42.0gr of RL 15 under a 168gr SMK into 0.5" at 100 yds. All are bone stock with 3-9x Zeiss Conquest scopes in Leupy bases and rings.

    I use either shooting sticks or a bipod in the field. I can't always count on me but I can always count on my rifles.

    FH
     
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    Stevens 200 and build on it.
     
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    Any new rifle for $750 should shoot pretty well but for my money give me a new FN M70 Featherweight.
     
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    Tikka... they have a factory 1 MOA garuntee and are very capable of well under that.
     
  19. Sav .250

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    The rifle alone can`t make up for a poor shooter. It takes two to Tango.........:)
     
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    My Tikka T3 Lightweight Stainless is the most out-of-the-box accurate 30-06 that I've ever owned, when stacked up against the 77MkIIs, No1s, multiple Rem 700s, Savages, A-Bolt, and Mod 70 Classic that I've owned in 30-06.
     
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    I had a Mossy 100ATR that was stupid accurate on the cold shot. $250 (and don't believe the nonsense about the bolts...)
     
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    I agree 1,000,000% with Ball3006. Even if you spent $3,000 on a rifle, it still won't magically put all the rounds through the same hole at 500 yards. A Savage, out of the box, will be far more accurate than the human shooting it. This applies to pretty much any rifle of even moderately high quality construction. I regularly out-shoot guys with their tactical scopes, bipods, etc, using Mausers and iron sights. Get something decent and get some quality time in shooting. Good luck!!
     
  23. USSR

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    Uh, isn't every rifle "far more accurate than the human shooting it"? How does a human take a rifle that is capable of 1.5MOA out of a machine rest, and by placing it in his less than rigid arms, turn it into a 1.0MOA rifle? Aside from that, I view the desire to have a rifle that is "capable" of high accuracy (even if the shooter is not), as somewhat akin to desiring to have a sports car capable of 170 mph, even if you have no intention to drive it that fast. That's the great thing about this country - the ability to have what you want and not having to apologize for it. Just MHO.

    Don
     
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    I'll put in another vote for the Tikka. I am more than just a little impressed at the out of the box accuracy for an under $500 rifle. Better than my Remington or Savage.
     
  25. SN13

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    I took my savage, right out of the box. Strapped a 6-18x42 Nikon Buckmaster on it, went to the range with .270 130gr SST Hornady Ammo, sighted the rifle in, shot 4 shots into one hole, adjusted a few clicks left, shot 2 shots into the X.
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    I then, threw up a new target and shot 3 shots into another group (Dime in photo for size comparison)
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    .243" center to center group.

    That's how much I love my Savage ACCUSTOCK & ACCUTRIGGER - 111FCNS in .270.
     
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