Your cheapest and most expensive 100 yd sub-moa gun

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dust, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. dust

    dust Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    All costs combined

    gunsmith work
    gun or caliber specific reloading supplies

    anything that is just used for said gun. Just thought i should post this up and see what the low end and high end are for shooting nicely. Sub-MOA means .99999999" or better at 100 yards. Retail or store prices please. "I got a deal"s and hand-me-downs don't apply. Post up your combo and how it shoots.
  2. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2007
    Sako Tikka T3 300wsm, Leupald bases, Burris Rings w/ inserts, Nikon Monarch scope, Harris bi-pod, Limbsaver recoil pad.
    $690 out the door for the rifle, scope is well used but I paid @ 450 for in new about 8 years ago, bases and rings cost around $60, limbsaver $35, and the bipod again is 15 years old but @ $75. I had to do a fair amount of load development but it shoots a solid .75 MOA and most groups are in the .5 moa range with my current load of H 4350, and 180 nosler AB's. No smith work yet, and I spend about $40 on a set of redding dies. I am very satisfied with Tikka. Oh ya... $30 sling ;)

    With that said, I don't have lots of rifles, I have a Savage 12 FV that isn't a sub MOA rifle, and I have a Rem 700 BDL 30-06 that was more expensive but shot .75 moa in it's day. Actually the remington was cheaper, but that was back in '94 so today's cost would make it more.

  3. Door county

    Door county Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    savage mako model 93 17hmr, with warne rings stock base and a nikko stearling scope won in a poker game - total is less than $400

    remington 40xc 223 with leupold base and rings and a brunton target scope - total build $1400

    remington was used and a good deal, retail is $2800
  4. Iowaboy

    Iowaboy Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    Savage model 12 fv in .223 best bang for the buck out there, $550 should get you one about anywhere.
    Burris signature rings, $40
    Leupold bases, $40
    Simmons Whitetail Classic 6.5-20x50, $100
    Just load up 55grain Hornady balistic tips and 25 grains of Varget and you can count on sub moa accuracy.
  5. Willys46

    Willys46 Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Howa Varmiter supreme 480
    Luepold bases rings 50
    BSA scope $109

    Shoots .5 moa
  6. dust

    dust Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    I was hoping to see some rimfires in the cheap side.
  7. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    Remington 788 .243 $225. Bushnell Sportview 3-9 scope $25. Hornady 87 gr BTHP $12. Winchester 748 $15. Sub half inch groups at 100 yds PRICELESS! Of course, I just traded it for a lefty 788, hope it shoots as good.

    Remington 700 LSS $550. Pillar bedding & lapping $150. Shilen match grade stainless fluted #5 taper barrel in 30-06AI $380. Leupold Vari-x II 4-12 $325. Leupold rings & bases $40. Sub MOA groups. The coolest looking rifle I have ever seen, also PRICELESS!
  8. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    cz 17 rem 450.00
    cz rings 30.00
    leupold 6x20 200.00
    shoots .2
  9. Buano

    Buano Well-Known Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    #1) Interarms, Mini-Mark-X .223 Cost me about $300 20 years ago. I've had a couple of scopes on it, a Nikon 3-9x40 & (currently) a Leupold 4-12x40. It has shot .5" OR LESS with most factory loads I've fed it & punched ragged holes with 3 different factory loads. I could never justify looking for a better hand-load for this rifle.

    #2) Savage .243 beater I picked up, rusty & in pieces, that was meant for a "barn gun" for my dad's farm. Cleaned it up, put it together, put an old scope on it to check out how it shot & took it to the range. Initially couldn't hit the target as damage to muzzle had magnetic bore-sighter mis-aligned to bore. Eventually got it on target but following shots all missed — until I realized they were going through the same hole! By 5 shots the hole had opened up to about .4" total diameter, less than .2" center-to center for a 5-shot group! Total cost, about $150 plus my time.

    My most expensive was a Remington 700 BDL Varmint in .22-250 with a Leupold 6.5-20x scope that I eventually got to shot .75"-.5" with the right loads. New I could only get groups in the 1.5-1.75" range, so it took some work. I was never satisfied with that gun because I expected it to shoot well out of the box. I sold it to someone after I got it shooting. He was very happy with it.
  10. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    The groups on this target are typical three-shot groups it shoots all the time.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2010
  11. dust

    dust Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    Might want to check your zero. You're a little high:D
  12. drt4lfe

    drt4lfe Active Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    New England firearms .308 survivor $240, Nikon 3x9 $199, Weaver rings $30, Federal Gold Medal match 168 $20-$25 a box...light, short, shoots like a high end rifle and does not matter if it gets scratched or dinged......
  13. COBrad

    COBrad Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2004
    Beat up old Ruger 77 with a butt ugly brown synthetic stock. It was given to me by a client who said it was too ugly to have in his safe... but with a little load work it shot in the .4's. I learned to love that free rifle. Most expensive was a 1K yard light bench gun I had built for PD's. Gun was $2500, Night Force 5.5-22 was $1200, mounts & rings? I think my total on that one was close to 4K, but it put bullet after bullet into the same hole.
  14. cfvickers

    cfvickers Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    My cheapest is a Marlin XL7 25/06. NIB 309.00, cheap center point scope with rings 70.00. Total cost, under 400. First group fired with reloaded 90 grain SGK was .45 inches. Ammo I am calling free because it was loaded for my Encore 25-06.

    Most Expensive wasn't all that expensive. Savage LRH, Roughly 900.00, Millet Rings, 30.00, Sightron SII 4-16x40 500? Dies 50.00 brass 100.00, 3 boxes Berger VLD bullets 120.00 first pound of RL17 25.00. Best group has been .28 inch at 200 yards. So I guess all together around 1700.00 but I already had a 6.5-284 so maybe that negates some or all of the loading cost.