well l have owend american rifles and l like them specialy the rem 700...
but to say the german guns dont shoot straight is just bull ****. l own a heym now and have taken countles İBEX from around 700 to 800 yards with it. and l took my first 1000 plus meter kill with a SAUER 202 with a zeiss 6-24 56 davari on it... l never said american guns were bad l like them too. and l am not a rich hunter who has his guns carried for him l live in the mountains mate. and l own a AK47 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You started this thread and now must live with the comments whether or not you agree
As I said I have several nice German rifles and a shotgun but if you are talking about a
Hunting rifle then almost any remington or savage will do the trick at normal hunting
But when I think of accuracy I don't see very many if any on bench rest rifles and at any
long range matches. And I would like to see any records listed that were made using
rifles like the ones you mentioned.
And In fact I have built rifles on some of the German built action and found them no more
true than most American rifles and once the actions were blue printed and a custom barrel
and chamber fitted to them they shot very well. So I am not all that impressed with the
machining accuracy and definitely not with the accuracy for a high priced weapon that
is not at least 3 times better because the price is normally 3 or more times the price of
the American rifles.
Some of the best machined actions I have ever worked on are the Sako's and they are
made in Finland , And the worst quality I have seen came from China and Russia
I am sorry if I offended you but you ask and I gave you my opinion and it is based on
facts not likes and dislikes.
As one of the other posters stated looks don't mean much in this long range game
and if you laid a $15,000 dollar Merkel next to a custom long range rifle, an unknowing
person would pick the Merkel every time because it's fancy but do the same to a
long range shooter and he would probably say ; What caliber is that custom rifle and
who made the barrel.
For a parting note. For half the price of a Merkel or it's equivalent there are gun smiths
on this site that can build a much better shooting rifle with custom engraving,custom
checkering, custom stock,custom action and custom barrel that will out perform "Any"
of the $15'000 to $50,000 dollar rifles.
IF you still don't believe me then post the same question on Snipers hide or 6 BR web
sites and see what they have to say.
J E CUSTOM