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Old 05-12-2011, 03:36 AM
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Re: Least accurate gun

A post '64 model 70 Winchester 30-06. As the barrel would heat it shot all over the place. A gunsmith said glass beading would fix it, but it didn't.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:25 AM
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Re: Least accurate gun

As a new rifle the least accurate was a Tikka T3 lite stainless in 223 "only" doing 1" groups. CZ, Remmy and Howa made it down to 1/4 - 1/2".
I think the barrel quality of new standard rifles is very good just the bits around need improving, like stocks and triggers.
When it comes to all year reliability my custom match barrel shines as it doesn't seem to worry about clean or dirty, cold or hot barrel.
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:28 AM
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Re: Least accurate gun

Weatherby Mark 5 in 300 wby. Couldn't get it to group under 2" with anything I put through it.

After free floating the barrel, glass bedding, floating the action screws, fire lapping the barrel, changing to Norma brass, and extensive hand load work-up it would do sub MOA.

Also, the SKS put out 6" - 8" groups on a good day.
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:25 AM
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Re: Least accurate gun

Had a couple 22LR's that didn't shoot well. I have shot a NEF Handi Rifle with the switch barrels that I could practically push the bullet down the bore. It was horrible. 50yds was about the max effective range for its rifle barrel. The 22LR barrel wasn't bad and obviously the shotgun barrel didn't really matter. Had a Springfield Custom Carry 45ACP that didn't shoot very well either. Though I am going to blame age and a lack of experience with that pistol for its in accuracy.

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Old 05-16-2011, 05:31 PM
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Re: Least accurate gun

Ruger, Their customer service says if it can shoot 1" @ 50 yards it is good enough to leave the factory.
Even the newer Ruger rifles which are better I think than the older ones are kept to this same accuracy standard.
No wonder people are buying other brands more, at least around here!
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:23 PM
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Re: Least accurate gun

Not my rifle but a friend bought a Ruger 77 tang safety in 270, about 3" would be it's best group. The chamber was way out of line with the bore, and you could not load anywhere near the lands. I dropped a bullet into the chamber and found the lands about 1 1/2 inches down the bore.

I had a 223wssm from the first run, it shot 4" groups at 25 yards, and would not keep 5 on a 16x16 paper at 100. Sent it in and they rebarreled it, shot 4-5" groups with every load but one, 53gr tsx, into consistent 1" groups at 100 yards.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:52 PM
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Re: Least accurate gun

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Not my rifle but a friend bought a Ruger 77 tang safety in 270, about 3" would be it's best group. The chamber was way out of line with the bore, and you could not load anywhere near the lands. I dropped a bullet into the chamber and found the lands about 1 1/2 inches down the bore.

I had a 223wssm from the first run, it shot 4" groups at 25 yards, and would not keep 5 on a 16x16 paper at 100. Sent it in and they rebarreled it, shot 4-5" groups with every load but one, 53gr tsx, into consistent 1" groups at 100 yards.
Not surprised at all.
I "owned" at one time a bunch of Ruger rifles until I bought a v/t 26" M77 in .22 PPC.
I sent it to them twice because the best it would group was 1 1/4" at 100 yards no matter what load or combo I put through it.
The last time they returned it to me they sent it with a TGT showing 1/2" 3 shot 50 yard group.
I called them back and was asking why they would send a Varmint/Target rifle in a .22PPC which at that time was the 2nd most accurate round out there going.
I would have kept it and leave it in the safe as I had a T/C contender in 16" .25-35 that would shoot if I held tight 3/4" to 1" at 100yards.
I sold this rifle and all the others plus hand guns made by SR and sold them after talking with their "customer Service" rep that informed me that this was THEIR standards and to live with it!
Now mind you I am normally a pretty level headed guy but after hearing this bunk and by the way the last time it was returnd the action screw heads were buggered up badly that I lost it and sold the several dozen Rugers I owned.
Yes some I regret getting rid of just because of the calibers but it just burned my butt!
I only own one now and it was a gift from an old friend of mine, a .25-06 all weather that shoots about like a bolt action Ruger shotgun I mean rifle does with all the tight and lose spots in the bore but it was a gift. So if I ever get into Flock shooting Deer this thing may get the call, LOL
I did shoot a newer .243 m77 about a year ago it was a youth model that in all fairness shot ok not great but ok.
Well this is a my tale of woe.
My word I wished I had known what the price of that .22 PPC would be going for now I would have kept it, oh well
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