Accuracy, A Game Of Strategy

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Expectations vary. Few shooters expect a factory rifle to shoot with a custom built gun, but some rifles can come close. It all depends on how accuracy is defined and how the "accuracy game" is being played. Oftentimes, the checkbook says, "Close is good enough."

Once a factory rifle is selected, we eventually discover whether or not it shoots under the magic inch at 100 yards. This criterion for group size is often used to judge normal weight hunting rifle accuracy. If our rifle can do this, we have thrown the dice and moved ahead one square. But not every rifle owner limits his hunting to big game only. Some of us try to hit tiny varmints at the limits of our vision. If the equipment and ammunition produces .5 inch groups or better, riflemen are ahead two spaces in the accuracy game.
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This is a thread for discussion of the article, Accuracy, A Game Of Strategy , By Jerry Stordahl. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
 

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This is a thread for discussion of the article, Accuracy, A Game Of Strategy , By Jerry Stordahl. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
Hi. About 6 months ago I ran across a Winchester Model 70 (Heavy Varmint) chambered in .308 Winchester. 26 inch Stainles fluted barrel. This rifle is in excellent shape. I have put about 30 rounds through it and this thing will shoot .5 groups at 100 yards with no problem. My rifle was produced in 1995 and I have verified that through Winchester/Browning. I have tried to find info on these rifles, but it seems as though not much if any exist, and I do not see any of these for sale anywhere on the planet. Are they this hard to come by and rare, did Winchester only produce a limited amount, etc. I bought this rifle for $600 and I feel like I got one heck of a deal, but can you shed any light on the Winchester Model 70 Heavy Varmint chambered in .308. It seems like no info exist on these rifles. I would really appreciate it. I can send pictures if it would help
 

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Excellent article. It is very nice to hear how you can build your own LRH capable gun based on a factory offering and not have to spend a lot of money on a custom gun. So much of what you read on the WWW or see in magazines extolls the need to spend wads of cash to get a good gun. As you state, with one of the top line guns from the major manufacturers and time spent on training the shooter and working up hand loads, you too can have a trustworthy partner in the field.

I understand you can spend $8000 to have a custom gun made, with a top o the line scope, dialed in with a custom hand load recipe that will shoot sub MOA upon delivery. What is the fun it that?
 
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