I've owned and shot about 50 Rem 700's in the last 17 years or so.....while a lot of them shot really well they are not the best I have had...the top honours for a factory rifle goes to a Sako 75 stainless 6.5x55...it was rediculously accurate with 130 Accubonds or 140 AMax's pushed with Rel22.......some groups ran under a half inch with an average of about 5/8".......a Sako M995 in 30-06 was also a true consistent <3/4" hunting rifle with 168 TSX's and 60grs of Rel19...I just bought an M995 in 300 Win Mag and I hope it does as well...
Another one.....get this...a few years back I acquired a 1976 vintage Marlin 336 straight grip rifle in 30-30 with an old 2.5-8X ScopeChief. First time at the range I shot a 3 shot group of .530" @ 100 yards with Remington 170 gr factory loads...thought it was a fluke but I followed it up with a .71" group......let it cool and a friend shot a .66" group.....absolutely amazingly accurate Marlin......
I'm working on a load for my 5r mil spec .308. Sierra 180 gr hpbt over 40 grains of Varget. It's taken me a while to get my elevation adjustments to match my balllistic program. I'm good out to 430 yards but my attempts out to 640 yards are not consistent. I've settled on plugging 2350 fps into bulletflight for my ipad and that seems good. Any thoughts or pet load specs would be much appreciated!
I have 3 Remingtons, a 700 VS in .223, a 700 VSF in .22-250 and a 700 VSF in .308 that will all shoot to a 1/4" if I do my part but I also reload for them all which seemed to get that last bit of accuracy out of them. My Remington custom built rifles do that all day with ease though.
good for you, my 700VS shot 4.25" groups with hand loads. But was a good and solid five inch shooter with Federal ammo!
Kimbers will shoot, once they've been back to the factory to get tweeked. I've had 2 montana's (one would'nt eject, the other did'nt come with the redoil lug bedded-like advertised) Had a Kimber .22 SVT that the firing pin would'nt strike match ammo hard enough to ignite, have a Kimber .22 hunter that works and shoots great, but it does take some manipulation to get the clip to stay in. A pards kimber would'nt chamber factory ammo!
I would have to say, Savage. But, it's like driving a moped.........they're cool until you friends see you on one! I wish they did'nt have to be so ugly and the actions just feel cheap.
you see that's what I have always thought about Remingtons and Kimbers. Too much money for way too big of a group
talk all this you want, but go out and watch a factory benchrest match sometime. They don't call it "the Savage Line" for nothing. You can't win with the others, and the boys squeezing the triggers know this.
Last, nobody shooting and winning at benchrest uses a Remington action, except for HBR, and that is going to change with the new rule changes.