Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman
Curious why you would say a black rifle? In this country it would be helpful to be able to make a 1000 yd or father shot. For that I would prefer a med weight bolt gun set up for precision LR work.
This is my way of thinking also. In my neck of the woods, a guy will see a lot of mutts at a distance past 500 yards.
My experience with black guns is minimal and all are factory guns. Colts and Remington, is what I have been around and none of them shot much better then 1 moa. Now lets say you have a mutt sitting down looking at you which is my most common still wolf target. If that mutt is 400 yards away with any breeze at all you are out of the game with the common black gun.
I do on the other hand have 1 friend with a Les Baer 264 that shoots very very good 1000 yard groups.
Also the mutts around here do not run in close packs, they are typically in pairs or 100-800 yards apart. So I will take my bolt gun and a fast horse!