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Old 11-28-2012, 12:04 AM
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To build a real accurate Rifle where should a person start.

I say the first thing is a total Blue Print.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:15 AM
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Re: To build a real accurate Rifle where should a person start.

Understand what the true meaning of your post is, but.....


MOST rifles, regardless of brand or caliber, are capable of outshooting me. So, I would say, practice would be first. If I am not a disciple of breathing, trigger control, etc, etc.....the basics is what usually trips me up...not the rifle.

There are several rifles in my safe, bone stock to aftermarket this and that....that can outshoot me. Ever loaned a rifle to somebody at the range and they outshoot you with your own equipment?

In my opinion, a quality trigger, barrel that shoots well, good glass, ammo with consistent neck tension AND minimal runout.....and me with my A game...can usually bring home the bacon. (and the moons need to be aligned as well!)
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Re: To build a real accurate Rifle where should a person start.

Just my opinion, but I'd start with:

Good Match Quality barrel with a clean sharp and true Crown.
Match grade ammo going down the barrel.
Concentric alignment between the axis of the bore, the chamber, the receiver and boltface/locking lugs.
Stress free scope and mounts that don't shift under recoil or rough gun handling.........Scope must absolutely hold zero, and be of decent magnification. I prefer at least 14X for 1/2 moa or better shooting.
Stress free bedding of the action and a floated barrel.
Quality trigger with a crisp consistant break and light weight of pull.

Last but not least, consistant shooting form whether off the bench or prone with bipod, or sitting with sticks or sling.
Proper hold, or lack of in some instances (a death grip on the stock doesn't produce good groups). Good trigger squeeze and follow through with good sight alignment.

BRASS (breath, relax, aim, sight and squeeze)
"Tiger that reticle" on the target.
Watch em tip over.
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Re: To build a real accurate Rifle where should a person start.

I always start with a realistic budget.
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Re: To build a real accurate Rifle where should a person start.

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I say the first thing is a total Blue Print.
Why not just start with a Defiance, Stiller or other custom action?
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Re: To build a real accurate Rifle where should a person start.

For ultimate accuracy I like a big solid tight fitting foundation. For me that is found in the single shot Bat actions. Kill the harmonics with shear mass. A stiff barrel mounted in a barrel block is another way to go.
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For ultimate accuracy I like a big solid tight fitting foundation. For me that is found in the single shot Bat actions. Kill the harmonics with shear mass. A stiff barrel mounted in a barrel block is another way to go.
What is a barrel block? Are you speaking of something similar to what Darrel Holland used to do with his V-Block rifles...........The first few inches of barrel actually bolted to the stock inside a V shaped cradle and the action free-floated??

I always was quite intrigued by that idea, but never got around to having him build me one. Last time I talked with him, he kinda implied he's found a better way since then.?
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