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Most Accurate Out of Box Bolt Action Poll

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Savage92, Aug 10, 2007.

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Most Accurate Bolt Action Centerfire

  1. Savage 10 Type

    80 vote(s)
    35.9%
  2. Remington 700

    46 vote(s)
    20.6%
  3. Ruger 77

    5 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Winchester 70

    10 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. Browning A-Bolt

    5 vote(s)
    2.2%
  6. CZ 550

    21 vote(s)
    9.4%
  7. Sako/Tikka

    31 vote(s)
    13.9%
  8. Other

    25 vote(s)
    11.2%
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  1. Savage92

    Savage92 Member

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    What is the most accurate bolt action rifle out of the box.

    Savage 10 Series

    Remington 700

    Browning A-Bolt

    Winchester 70

    Ruger 77

    CZ 550

    or any other factory bolt action you can think of.
     
  2. Outlaws

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    Its a toss up at that price point. But I am sure Savage and CZ will get ample support.
     
  3. General Geoff

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    Accuracy International.
     
  4. gunnie

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    others closely tied for second

    upon my casting of an "other" vote, i see those who feel the same are currently tied for second place with the remington...

    perhaps you excluded too many wepons?

    or failed to add a price range caveot?

    NOT TRYING TO BE A JERK, JUST ASKING.

    gunnie
     
  5. Savage92

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    I wanted to only include hunting type non custom rifles and those were the only brands I could think of.
     
  6. hexidismal

    hexidismal Member

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    There probably aren't too many members who have had the opportunity to try each of those rifles, and even less so that have tried them all right out of the box. This poll really isn't going to go anywhere useful. It'll just be a brand favorites and post the one you own contest.
     
  7. mustanger98

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    Another problem with the poll is a question of how many of us, having experience with any of the given rifles, actually bought one new-in-box.

    My accurate-out-of-the-box rifle is that Savage Model 11GL .243Winchester I talk about. Thing is, this rifle has sights on the barrel, so I was able to shoot it right out of the box instead of having to mount a scope first. The other NIB rifle was a Model 70 Classic Compact which required mounting a scope before it could be fired, therefore, it wasn't right out of the box when it was first fired. One's as good a rifle for accuracy as the other. Ruger's M77 was mentioned... the one I've had experience with was just as good, but it was bought used, so I can't comment on how it did right out of the box even though it did come with a Simmons 3-9x40 in Ruger factory rings.

    So this poll probably leaves a lot of us out for lack of experience with NIB rifles with sights on the barrel as well as a lot of us not buying NIB rifles to begin with.
     
  8. koja48

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    Savage based on my personal experience. Shot every one except the CZ.
     
  9. jmr40

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    If you have never tried a Tikka you don't know what you are missing. I have been a Remington guy for 30+ years until trying the Tikka t-3. I have owned or at least shot all but the CZ 550 and the only gun I have shot that compares to the Tikka is a 35 year old model 700 that I have.
     
  10. byf43

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    Remington 700.

    Of the NEW bolt action rifles that I've owned, they have all been Remingtons, and all were extremely accurate.

    Haven't owned the other rifles.


    Based my vote on my experience.
     
  11. Savage92

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    By out of the box i meant not customized or changing the gun itself, i didn't mean not mounting a scope on it.
     
  12. Hypnogator

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    My Remington 700BDL in .300 Win Mag shot sub-moa groups right out of the box. Still does.:cool:
     
  13. GunTech

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    AI AW, Remington 40X, FN SPR. Depnds on the ammo and what you consider 'out of the box'.

    FN guarantees 1 MOA from their SPR. The rifle will typically shoot 1/4 MOA, as will a 40X or AI. There are a few other rifles that will do the same.

    While there are supposedly a number fo hinting rifles that will do this, they won't shoot MOA consistently - that is day in, day out 5 round groups into 1.042 inches at 100 yards predictable, pretty much every single time.
     
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    That's like Cadillac/Geo, ;)

    Sako would get my vote, but default to Rem 700.

    AI? I guess somebody thought this was a most expensive poll.
     
  15. Old 112

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    I voted for Savage because my two 22-250s and one 30/06, purchased in '80 and '81, were inch or less(5 shot) with my loads in a couple of sessions on the range. But my only 700, an ADL 30/06 purchased new in '06, produced one inch 3 shot groups with my loads in the second session on the range. I do not shoot many, if any, 5 shot groups with the 30/06 anymore. Anyway, I like my Remington just fine. Old 112
     
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    Rem 700 VSSF/Sendero
     
  17. General Geoff

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    You get what you pay for, and I challenge anyone to attempt to outshoot an AI rifle in the same chambering with any of the rifles listed in the poll past 500 yards, with identical scopes and bipods or bench rests.
     
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    Polls like that don't work here. If you read around THR, there's a lot of Savage fanboyism. There are quite a few owners of Savages and they'll vote for their rifle.
     
  19. GarandOwner

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    How about a Chey-tac M-200. Out of the box it is accurate to over 1.5 km for the civilian version :D
     
  20. rangerruck

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    not enough people have fired cz's, apparently. especially if you get a 550 in their EP-1 mod, or called something like that , very tacticool.
     
  21. Ifishsum

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    Of my bolt guns I own 3 Savages, 2 Remingtons and a Winchester 70, and I've shot 2 Tikkas, a couple more Savages and one A-bolt all fresh out of the box. I voted for Savage because they have all been consistently good shooters. I'd put Tikka in a very close second and Remington 3rd. I have never fired a CZ but I've heard good things about them.

    I actually like the Winchester 70 the best but it took a bedding job to get it to shoot with my Savages.
     
  22. Outlaws

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    So a $6000 rifle against a $700 rifle? How about putting an AI up against something a little bit closer price wise? To just say AI is the most accurate rifle out of the box is false.

    For $1500 you can get a Cooper in .308. I bet that would give an AI a run for its money at 500 yards.
     
  23. General Geoff

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    Hey, nobody ever stipulated a price cap. ;)

    If you asked what the fastest out-of-box production car was, you wouldn't see people arguing between Corvettes and Vipers, and if you did, they'd be wrong. Bugatti Veyron is the fastest as yet, unless the Koenigsegg CCXR has officially dethroned it. And they ain't cheap.

    Neither is an Accuracy International.


    For what it's worth though, I agree that a price range should be included in polls like this, because otherwise they're pretty much contests of who's got the deepest pockets.
     
  24. redneck2

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    If you start to hand load much, you'll find out that there are as many or more variations in ammo that account for accuracy as much as the firearm itself.

    As for production products, if a given Remington was built with brand new tooling versus the last Savage off the line with old tooling, the Remington would be better. If it was the other way around, the Savage would be better.
     
  25. cracked butt

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    Sako would get my vote followed by CZ.
     
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