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Out of the Box Accuracy

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Unread 04-27-2011, 04:48 PM
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Out of the Box Accuracy

What brand of gun has given you the best out of the box accuracy? Mine is a plain weatherby vanguard 30-06. It shot factory ammo .45 at 100 yards with no special riggin. Just curious what yall have had luck with getting to shoot good with no big riggin so i can start thinking bout a new gun.
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Unread 04-27-2011, 05:33 PM
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Re: Out of the Box Accuracy

Remington 700, heavy 24" barrel , wood stock, 22-250 caliber.

Bought it used, never modified it any whatsoever, shot around 1" average 5 shot groups at 200 yds with Four Corners factory ammo (which I haven't seen anywhere for a long time).

I didn't keep it very long, and didn't shoot any handloads through it. I traded it for a new VSSF in same caliber. Yotehunter73 now has the rifle, he's shot alot of coyotes with it.
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Unread 04-27-2011, 06:49 PM
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Re: Out of the Box Accuracy

Weatherby Vanguard Submoa in 7 mm rem mag, and a CZ 550 in 308.
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Unread 04-27-2011, 08:38 PM
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Re: Out of the Box Accuracy

Savage 12BVSS in 6.5-284 Norma. First three shot group (100gn Ballistic Tips handloads) measured .327". I fired two bullets before this to get it on paper.
Next I tried the 120gn SMK and the first three of those went in to .452". This was a starting load and the beginning of "barrel break in". While I did clean it regularly during the first 25 rounds, I did not do the shoot, clean, shoot, clean rountine. This thing shot great from the gitgo. JohnnyK.
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Unread 04-27-2011, 08:49 PM
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Re: Out of the Box Accuracy

I like my Model 70 Black Shadow in 7mm Rem Mag just fine, but then I like a 26" barrel. But we also have a Rem 700 and several Sav 110's that are very accurate.

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Unread 04-27-2011, 10:33 PM
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Re: Out of the Box Accuracy

This question comes up all the time here and results in a bunch of opinions. But, I've never seen anything meaningful come of it.

If you have a rifle built by a reputable smith, they'll stand behind the performance subject to the budget/design limitations you place on the project.

If you go with a small scale specialty company, you're apt to get someone to stand behind the rifle's performance. e.g. Gunwerks, Cooper, McWhorter

Or, you can go with high-end models such as Sauer, Steyr Luxus, Sako TRG, Blaser

Otherwise, there are certain models within each of the major mfgs' product lines that are popular because they are better built and usually better performers. Rem Sendero, Winchester Laredo, Savage LRH or LRPV, Sako A7

Ultimately, I think the best of any of the major mfgs will shoot about equal. Sometimes you get a lemon or a star and some issues are easily remedied while others are not.

Regarding the OP, my best rifle has been a Kleinguenther K14 in 30-06. It's about 35 yrs old and regularly shoots 1/2 MOA with several brands of factory ammo.

Hope this helps,
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Unread 04-28-2011, 09:24 AM
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Re: Out of the Box Accuracy

Tikka T3 rifles are astounding for out of the box accuracy. I am getting .5" groups at 200yds with my factory Tikka T3 Super Varmint in .243. I am so impressed I have just ordered a Tikka T3 Tactical in .223 for a bit better barrel life and less recoil.

If you go online and look for review articles the T3 has a very good reputation for accuracy out of the box.
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