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What is your most accurate rifle?
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August 5, 2015
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Forum is a little quiet – let’s see if we can stir up some activity around here.  The topic is “Your most accurate rifle”.  You can pick whatever caliber you like, but post a group fired at 100 yards.  This might help some who are not as experienced choose the rifle they want and the rest of us can just brag on the hardware.

I like Ruger No 1 rifles, and even though many people don’t seem to think they will shoot well without a lot of work, I have not found that to be true.  This one has had nothing done to it and the target speaks for itself.  This rifle is a .375 H&H Magnum, which is a very old chambering in a classic style rifle.  I had to do some experimenting with loads to find the one it likes best and that turned out to be  a 300 grain SIE BTHP loaded over 58 grains of Varget.  By .375 H&H standards, that is a pretty light load but it will still get your attention when you light it off.

Here’s the rifle (without the Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40 mounted):

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 and here’s the 100 yard target:

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 [It measured slightly over 1/2 inch]

I know some of you have more accurate rifles so let’s show them off!

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Since I only have one rifle it would my Remington model 750 in .308 caliber, but it looks like I won’t be firing any five shot groups anyway soon.

” When firearms go, all goes-we need them every hour.” President George Washington

August 6, 2015
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Challenge accepted. It may take me a week or so to get some time and get out it done, but still it will happen. I am going to take out my Ruger American 308 and Colt M4. Both run Vortex Optics, so we will see what performs better.

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thesergeant said
Challenge accepted. It may take me a week or so to get some time and get out it done, but still it will happen. I am going to take out my Ruger American 308 and Colt M4. Both run Vortex Optics, so we will see what performs better.

It’s not a challenge of marksmanship – just a chance to test rifles.  

I’m betting your Ruger .308 will perform very well.  I’ve fired several Ruger Americans in various calibers and they all shoot tight groups and seem happy with a range of loads.  

I had a Colt M4 for a couple of years and never could get the thing to shoot as well as my other ARs so I got rid of it.  The Colt M4s are well-built and reliable but are not always the most accurate piece.  Makes sense – they are designed to be combat weapons, not target rifles.  I put together a franken-gun that shoots as well and is a heck of a lot lighter.  I’ll be interested to see what yours will do so please be sure to include the load data.

August 9, 2015
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The term “Challenge Accepted” is a goofy funny catch phrase from the TV show How I Met Your Mother. I did not intend it as a serious personal challenge to establish the best shot, but more of the fact that I will take you up on the task you extended. I think it is a fun idea and will be time well spent.

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August 9, 2015
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thesergeant said
The term “Challenge Accepted” is a goofy funny catch phrase from the TV show How I Met Your Mother. I did not intend it as a serious personal challenge to establish the best shot, but more of the fact that I will take you up on the task you extended. I think it is a fun idea and will be time well spent.

Oh, sorry, Sarge – don’t watch much TV and I didn’t get the reference.  My apologies.

I got to do some handgunning today, which I’ve neglected for many months while I’ve been fooling with rifles.  I think I’m more of a rifleman than a pistolero by nature anyway but handguns sure can be fun.  I was invited to an upscale indoor shooting club by a good friend so I packed up my range bag with a Ruger 1911 Commander, a Beretta 92FS, a Glock 19, and a S&W Model 34.  I also took several full mags for the auto-loaders and 50 rounds for the .22 wheel gun.  I won some Double Tap 45 ACP ammo here on the forum several months ago so I shot a couple mags of that through the Ruger.  I simply could not believe how accurate that pistol is with that ammo.  I kept moving the target out and it kept making one big ragged hole groups (7 rounds) out to 25 yards where the group opened up but only slightly.  That’s the first time I’ve ever been impressed with that pistol.

The Beretta and the Glock both shot just like I expected – 100% reliable and boringly accurate.  The little Model 34 is just plain fun and I want to go roll some tin cans with it sometime.  It was a good day.

August 9, 2015
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I hear ya on the pistol reliability accuracy. While I love my 1911, my M9 is a tack driver. Despite the military going away from Beretta and the reports of issues in combat, on a sterile range it excels. 

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