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Beware the budget rifle that can smoke you on the range

 
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:08 PM
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Re: Beware the budget rifle that can smoke you on the range

How do I sign up to become your friend? LOL. I need a friend that completely smiths my rifles! Actually I'll take a couple.

I was told that 1/4" groups with a non-benchrest rifle was a fallacy. Though I do it every once in a while with a Ruger in 300WM. 1/2" is the norm. With a Ruger no less.

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Old 08-06-2009, 06:57 PM
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Re: Beware the budget rifle that can smoke you on the range

Well i don't want to doubt anyone on this post, but my experience is that although the factory jobs will shoot the occasional tight group, if you take twelve 3 shot groups , and average them out , most factory jobs will not shoot much under an inch, i am talking average here. adjusting the trigger elimanating trigger creep and a good bedding job often tightens things up considerably. i realize there are alway's exceptions and if ya got one that's great.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:11 PM
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Re: Beware the budget rifle that can smoke you on the range

I have got one of those rifles a savage 116 7rem mag with some help from a friend that reloads he helped me get down to 3/8 to 1/2 groups at a 100yds and a fast load without causing pressure. This was a new gun i bought 1 month ago. Thanks tony6.5x284tony
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:35 PM
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Re: Beware the budget rifle that can smoke you on the range

Great post!!!!!!!! BRAVO!!!
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:58 AM
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Re: Beware the budget rifle that can smoke you on the range

For what its worth, I just shot another group that measures .25" or less with a factory Savage rifle in 300 wsm. Two clover leaves consecutively at 100 yards. My cousin hit a 10" plate at 1100yards with the same rifle on the second shot. Goes to show the ability of a factory rifle.

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Old 08-11-2009, 01:08 AM
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Re: Beware the budget rifle that can smoke you on the range

Tank,

You got yourself a real keeper there. I myself think alot of the 300WSM. I've owned one for several years now and it is my favorite hunting rifle. It has accounted for 4 elk and 5 deer. Counting my rifle, I've worked with four rifles chambered in this cartridge and all of them were real shooters. What flavor bullet and powder are you running in yours?
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:22 AM
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Re: Beware the budget rifle that can smoke you on the range

Almost forgot, they were all sporter weight off the shelf hunting rifles. None of them required anything more than decent scope and mount, trigger adjustment, and a good handload.
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