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Old 09-29-2009, 07:00 PM
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Re: most accurate out of the box factory rifle?

The best buy is probably the Savage no doubt. The most accurate factory rifle and I'm not going to talk rimfires because there are so many that hammer, who knows which is best. For centerfire rifles and I'm going to kick out PPCs and stick to hunting sized bores, this is LONG RANGE HUNTING.com, right? I strongly say its a tie between Steyr and Sako. These both shoot about as well as can be had in a rifle factory or otherwise.

I see the groups on the pages of this thread, I'm not going to knock anyone real hard, everyones proud of there guns, but a 1/2 MOA gun isnt really a contender. I've seen Steyr and Sako rifles in .308 and a few other calibers flat put them all in one hole. Hunting rifles. SSGs and TRGs are even more amazing. There are ringers to be found from Remington, Winchester, Kimber, Weatherby, Browning....any factory may produce a great gun, once in a while, but I've seen SO many of these Steyrs and Sakos shoot SO well and with any good ammo you put in it.

I'm a gunsmith and I build long range rifles so it pains me to say that its hard to build a custom gun to beat these factory guns. It can be done and sometimes cheaper but its darn tough. I love my Remingtons, Winchesters, Brownings and they all shoot well or they'd be gone, but my vote is for a tie between Steyr and Sako. I can't say one is more accurate than the other.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:21 AM
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Re: most accurate out of the box factory rifle?

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I see the groups on the pages of this thread, I'm not going to knock anyone real hard, everyones proud of there guns, but a 1/2 MOA gun isnt really a contender.
I am glad someone else said it. My Winchester 94 gets around 1/2MOA groups.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:37 AM
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Thats a darn fine shooting 94. What is that, about 1 3/4"? Does it do it regularly? I'd hang on to that one. Good shooting on your part too.
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:53 PM
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I have to agree. My 9" twist LRPV in .22-250 would put 75g Hornady BTHP bullets into 5/8" at 200 yards out of the box early in the morning before the wind came up. It would frequently shoot into an inch at 300 yards.

That said, my two CZ527's (Hornet and .223) were pretty accurate out of the box as well and have really good looking bores and chamber throats.

Fitch
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:36 PM
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Thats a darn fine shooting 94. What is that, about 1 3/4"? Does it do it regularly? I'd hang on to that one. Good shooting on your part too.

Yes, 1 and 3/4 inches.
When the wind dies down I'll try another group, (which isn't very often, ) it was a little windy then. That was my first try at a group after my ladder testing, my best group was .531 at 100 yards during ladder testing.
I just got my scope a month ago so I am still getting used to using it; before I had a scope my best group was .833MOA at 300 yards.

I have had this rifle for around 30 years and am not going to sell it.

Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:06 PM
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Re: most accurate out of the box factory rifle?

I am a fan of Sako. Anyone elso shoot them?

They are great hunting rifles. I own one in .222 and one in .338WM. They are still shooting very small, sub-MOA groups after thousands of rounds through them, without a single mechanical problem. I could not ask for any more than that.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:44 PM
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Re: most accurate out of the box factory rifle?

Topshot,

I had heard a lot of good things about Sako's and that's why i bought one. Unfortunately, I got a lemon and it just went back to the factory for the second time. I've heard the older ones are better than the newer ones.

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