Originally Posted by Johnny5
I'm not sure if this is the proper category to post this in but I'm sure the mods will move it if it's not.
My questions to all those who have significant experience is: how accurate (under ideal conditions and in the hands of a proficient marksman) should a rifle (338 calibre) be before you would stop screwing with it? 1 MOA, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4.....ect....?
I am really interested in what someone could expect from a truly top notch 338 Lapua/Edge/ etc... So for those who have witnessed or shot precision 338's how accurate is kick ass accurate?
Accuracy is an individual thing and each person has his/her maximum and minimum.
Most people hope for 1/2 MOA at any distance and this is a very good accuracy to settle
for, but the distance and the game one wants to shoot really dictates the minimum group
If your hunting 400 to 500yards 1 MOA will work. (500 yards 5" groups) but the further
out you shoot the tighter the group should be. (1000 yards most would prefer 3/4 MOA
or less for 7.5" groups.
At 1500 yards a 1/2 moa rifle should produce around 7 or 8" groups under perfect conditions
(Which is rare) so you can see that the accuracy requirement is determined by the distance.
Like most on this site I never stop trying to improve accuracy in any weapon but I do limit
the shots to the capabilities of the rifle and myself.
Also just because a rifle will shoot 1/4 MOA at 100 or 200 yards doesn't mean it will at 800
to 1000 yards . This can only be verified by shooting at these distances.
And in answer your question about the 338s mentioned. A well built 338 with good loads
and good optics in the hands of a competent marksman should be capable of sub 1/2 moa.
Kick ass accuracy would in my opinion be 1/4 MOA or less.
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