Most inaccurate rifles ever.

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  1. tuniqtaq

    tuniqtaq New Member

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    Contrary to most accurate, what is the most INACCURATE rifles ever made? Not talking smoothbore either. Preferably from 1900 onward. I'll start with AK-47, Mini-14.
     
  2. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    the ruger m77 has been a pretty epic fail in my opinion and a few remingtons not far behind.
     
  3. tuniqtaq

    tuniqtaq New Member

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    kel-tec, sks
     
  4. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    Accuracy is usually relative to cost in my opinion.

    I agree with TikkaMike.

    Ruger m77 were really untrustworthy for a while. Quality vs cost were not acceptable.

    May have changed but twice burned is enough.
     
  5. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    here's a few to cuss:

    1. the British Sten Gun

    2. just about any AK 47 and the variants

    3. the Italian 6.5 Carcano (Oswald's masterpiece)

    4. the machine gun the French built in WWI

    5. The Remington pump and semi sutos they sold a few years back

    border line:

    1. Winchester 88

    2. Mini 14

    3. SKS

    4. MAS 36

    5. about any smooth bore slug gun

    gary
     
  6. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Right now the worst one in the safe is a Model 100 Winchester in 284. My dad had a 308 in that model that shot very well. A lot of those listed I've had great experiences with, but totally understand the degree of luck involved. Like the 100's, sometimes you get a fascination for figuring out the quirks involved making one work.
     
  7. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    I have a New England Arms 22-250 that will print a nice tight 6 inch group at 100 yards. I would get rid of it but I think it is hilarious to just take it out every once and a while and shoot it.
     
  8. Bullet bumper

    Bullet bumper Well-Known Member

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    I bought a really cheap 223 gun off a work mate one time it was almost new and I knew it had to have something wrong with it even though it was in as new condition. Well it shot like yours , even worse about 9 inch groups at times. It took 2 years of tracking down faults to sort it out and now it shoots quite good.

    Faults were as best I can remember as it's been some time.
    Forend putting pressure on the barrel.
    Warped stock in the bedding area .
    Bolt lugs only bearing on one lug.
    Firing pin nose chipped .
    Firing pin jamming due to burr and rough machining inside bolt body , most likely caused the chip .
    Bolt handle not closing all the way due to faulty stock inlet and lack of proper clearance at root of bolt causing the bolt to lift on firing the trigger.
    Really crap made trigger that was roughly made , jerky and full of creep and backlash.
    2 Stripped screws in the scope base .
    I am sure I have missed one or two other minor faults .
    This was one of those lemons that is just unlucky enough to cop a whole lot of faults on the one gun or it has been one of those guns that a lot of faulty parts have been swapped onto it to fix other guns and then sold to some poor unsuspecting buyer. I tend to think the later.
    I bought it for a challenge as I new it had to be a real pig and it was a shocker .
    At one point I thought it had me beat but eventually it came good .
     
  9. Greyfox

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    I would say the AK47 and SKS. The M1 carbine and Mini 14 are not too far behind them.
     
  10. FEENIX

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    Perhaps because they are designed as "spray and pray" guns! :rolleyes:
     
  11. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. As far as automatic rifles are concerned, the AK's reliability would be hard to beat.
     
  12. winmag

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    Obviously scrap metal military guns as already mentioned like AK's, & SKS's, & the ol 6.5 jap from WW-ll.
    As far as modern huntin rifles go IMO, Rem tops the list with some of thier autiloader, & pump "masterpieces".
    Rem semi auto 740, 742, & 7400
    Rem pump 760, & 7600
    Now, of course, there were a few accurate ones made. The sun even shines on a dogs butt sometimes. But as a whole, those were some of the most wildly in-accurate p.o.s. rifles ever assembled. I know, cause I owned one, & know a few other folks that did, or still do too. They're all minute of Volkswagen at 100yds on a good day.
    I've hered of a few single shot New England Firearms type rifles that'd give the Rem autos, & pumps a run for thier money in the accuracy (or LACK there of) department tho.

    I'm sure every major firearms manufacturer has made some lemons. Some models of some manufacturers rifles are complete hit, or miss too, (some of the Ruger's mentioned in earlier posts) but the Rem's mentioned have been pretty darn consistant in the joke for accuracy race.
     
  13. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    Remington 770 & 710 and not far behind is rossi trifecta.
     
  14. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh yes, I forgot the Rossi swich barrel thing.

    On another note tho
    I had an older Rossi pump .22, looked like a copy of the ol Winchester octagon barrel with a small corn cobb. Accurate lil bugger for a takedown pump .22. But, it was not a swich barrel like these new "trifecta" things.