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.
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.
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.
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.