Want a SUPER ACCURATE Varmint Rifle... RECOMENDATIONS PLEASE???

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by superlite17, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. superlite17

    superlite17 Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone! And thank you for your time!

    I am trying to find the best varmint rifle i can afford... +or- $800 and not finding any reliable test data. I really like the Savage 12FVSS, Tikka Varmint, Savage 12VSS Varminter, and others.I have a Tikka Continental hunter that has provided GREAT results, but know people with mixed results.I really want the most accurate I can get, but tests i find seem inconsistant... one at .5 inch, others .75, and even over an inch on same guns.
    Thought I would see what you all like.... shooting in the real world. What seems to be most accurate out the box? Also do you know of any true head to head comparisons???

    Thanks for the time... and hopefully the help /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  2. Supermag

    Supermag Well-Known Member

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    I would recommend a Remington 700 in VSSF II. I have one in 204 and it shoots <1/2" everytime (once you fix the trigger).
     

  3. sharpshooter1

    sharpshooter1 Well-Known Member

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    Does $800 include scope? If not, Here's what I would do: Buy a stevens 200 S/A from a guy on savageshooters.com who goes by "northlander"-$215
    Pac-Nor 1.055 no taper barrel, threaded and chambered in .22 BR or 22-250-$310
    SharpShooter Supply trigger and recoil lug: $110
    Stockade LongRange Benchrest "movey saver" stock-$210
    Total: $845..... A rifle like that would shoot bugholes all day long.....
     
  4. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Savage 12VLP. Get the .243 or the 1-9" 22-250. Has a good stock and won't break the bank.
     
  5. superlite17

    superlite17 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks... and no, fortunately the 800 does not include scope, i have a nice one for this rig
     
  6. hjl

    hjl Well-Known Member

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    Have you thought of buying a used benchrest rifle in 6mm ppc? Even wore out [for a br shooter] they will shoot .5.
    In the USA you might get one for $ 800 on a sleeved rem or similar. Here in Australia they start around $1000.
    Hope this helps.
    Regards.
    hjl
     
  7. FRANK21

    FRANK21 Well-Known Member

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    Remmy 700 VSSF/VS/VLS- Savage12 BVSS, 12VLP, 12LRPV, 10FP- Kimber 84M Longmaster/Pro Varmint- Winchester Stealth/Varmint.... Take your pick.
     
  8. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    my tikka t3 300 wsm (I am suggesting the Tikka, not the caliber) just shot a 4-5 shot groups at 100 that were slightly over a half inch w/ hand loads. It seems to shoot better than my Rem 700 BDL did.
     
  9. 11bono

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    Savage 12VLP. Get the .243 or the 1-9" 22-250. Has a good stock and won't break the bank.

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    Where did you find the 1/9 twist 22-250 savage? Been looking around and cant find one...
     
  10. Geezer

    Geezer Well-Known Member

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    The April American Hunter has a test of the Savage 12LRVP in .22-250. .204 and .223 are also available. They averaged 0.2875 for 10 three shot groups with Norma 55gr HP at 100yd. Groups for Federal 40gr and Hornady 55gr were around 0.4. The 2007 version has an AccuTrigger adjustable down to 6 oz. List price is $967.00, but you could probably find it for less.
     
  11. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    I am sure that this rifle shoots very well, but why did the NAH magazine only do three shot groups? You really can not tell how good a rifle will shoot w/ less than five to ten shots. I shot my 300 wsm yesterday, 4-5 shot groups, and three of the four groups had the first three rounds printed between .25 and .4 inch center to center. it was the last two that swayed out to make a little over a half inch group.
    britz.
     
  12. Ballistic64

    Ballistic64 Well-Known Member

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    11bono, you might check with Jim at Northland Shooters Supply,I know he was trying to sell some with the 1-9 twist.

    briggs.j-b@comcast.net
     
  13. Geezer

    Geezer Well-Known Member

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    I am sure that this rifle shoots very well, but why did the NAH magazine only do three shot groups? You really can not tell how good a rifle will shoot w/ less than five to ten shots.

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    They average ten 3 shot groups for 30 rounds total. Largest group was 0.4375 and smallest was 0.1875.
     
  14. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I just happen to have one sitting on the shelf in our warehouse /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif. Email or call me and I'll get you some prices.