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Old 11-26-2012, 06:41 PM
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MOA Maximum?

What's everyones first hand experience with the MOA Maximum? I really like the action and design. I tried to search but I kept getting errors. How is the durability and accuracy? My plans for it would be target shooting and deer hunting 500 yards and in. I'm leaning towards the. 260 Remington. Thanks
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:11 PM
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Re: MOA Maximum?

I have two MOA's. One is a 7BR and also has a 6BR barrel. This was my silhouette pistol with the 10 3/4" 7BR barrel. It shot both cast and jacketed bullets well. The 14" 6BR barrel was for groundhogs. If the target was 300 yds. or less the shot was automatic. Very seldom missed. The second is a .250 Savage. I used this pistol for prairie dogs and deer. It too was very accurate. Groups under 1/2" are common.

Quality wise they are hard to beat. My first was purchased in 1986 and the second in 1992. I have had very few problems with them. If you have a problem, Rich Mertz will give you immediate attention. Thinking back the only problem I had was the wrong firing pin was installed in the .250 I returned the gun to Rich and he fixed it and had it back to me quickly.

One of the things that I like about the MOA is the size. It is a lot smaller than an XP or Striker. The MOA is also lighter. Both of my triggers are around a pound. Go to the web site and look at the options that are now available. MOA has come a long way since I ordered my first gun at the eastern International Silhouette Shoot in Tennessee in 1986. A friend and I ordered pistols together. He went on the win a future International Big Bore Standing event with his MOA 7BR. He switched to the .22 barrel and proceeded to win the International Small Bore event.



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Old 11-26-2012, 10:20 PM
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260, 6x47 Lapua, 243AI will all work. 260 hard to beat. Richard will take care of you. Look at MOA guns website. Bring your new MOA to the Cold Turkey shoot in June.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:41 AM
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Re: MOA Maximum?

I used one in 6.5x284 and loved it. From 50 yards to 492 it killed everything I wanted it to. They are light and simple, a great all around hunting gun
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:47 AM
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Thanks for the replies. It sure seems like a quality handgun. I believe I've made up my mind.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:11 PM
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Re: MOA Maximum?

I have owned and get to shoot a lot of different handguns in a multitude of designs and calibers. The MOA is one of my favorite hunting guns. I have a .308 Win. with heavy barrel and it is extremely accurate. The action is very strong and the adjustable trigger is an asset.

Best of luck with whatever you decide.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:52 PM
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Mark, I see your from Missouri. What area? I'm in Sedalia.
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