The trigger is just awful, and it's the only rifle I will not load for (I think it's just my loathing for the 30-06, and rounds are cheaper than dirt at my local Wal-Mart). 2" groups at 100ish paces with Winchester 180gn soft point ammo is about all she's worth
First and worst 721 Remington 30-06, 4x Unertl scope with a dot came with 14 220 grain round noses. Managed to kill a couple of deer and coyotes, ok to about 75 yards. Shot terrible once I started trying to get past that. 100 yards sucked, thought it was me until I got to shoot a rifle that would. Changed everything on it before I had a rifle that would shoot. Soured me on Remingtons, I still look at the customs on 700 actions that way-all that work and it's still a Remington. I know yours shoots flies on the wing, but I ain't going back that way.
First rifle I ever hunted deer with was a Win 25-35. I was like 13-14. Shot at about 10 bucks with that rifle and never touched any. But it taught me to get closer. Every rifle I hunted with until I was 19 was junk then I bought my first Pre 64 Model 70 brand new for 127 dollars and put a Weaver 4X on it. Practiced almost every day shooting steel jacketed military stuff that a uncle would give me and then the bucks started to go down.
Would not trade one of those days of hunting or practicing for anything. Taught myself how to get it done.
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My very first was a $39.00 303 Enfield from the local hardware store.
Now my freezer filler is this Browning Safari BAR 30-06. Have quite a few doubles because when you shoot at one deer in a group and it drops and if the others freeze you can drop another. They don't hear you reload like with a bolt action, pump or lever gun.
Sconnie My cousin has a .270 in a 760 Rem. Last yr we tried to sight it in and after about 10 shots I realised like you said 2" groups are the best we could do at 100yds from a good bench. I hadn't shot one in almost 20 yrs and thought over that time I became a better shooter. But that gun is just not that accurate. You ever see any of the Benoit videos. The Rem 760 is all they use . They are trackers an like to let the lead fly if need be. Great thread though!!!!