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What do you think is the most accurate out of the box factory rifle?  What has performed better than you had hoped it would without any additional work.
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Mine was a Remington Sendero 7mm (first gen.). Big Smile 

I wish I still had that rifle. Sad








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1.  Steyr
2.  Sako
 
Never had a Savage but I'd bet it would fit right in there.
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Does the Remington Custom Shop qualify as a factory gun? If so, it is definitely my 700 African Plains Rifle in 300 WM.
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Yes it qualifies? and me too on the Remington had a 700 bdl got it new in 1985 it would shoot one holers at 100 yrds  it was a 270. I also wish I'd a kept it! but it was a Remington and they suck! Wink

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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

Does the Remington Custom Shop qualify as a factory gun? If so, it is definitely my 700 African Plains Rifle in 300 WM.


Sweet Rifle Roy!! Thunbs Up

My brother has one in 300 RUM.
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This is my APR in 300 WM. Ordered it with a 40X barrel (turned down of course) and 40X trigger.

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German Voere Titan II/Browning BAR w/BOSS tuned
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Guy in one of my classes shot a bipod prone 0.093 group with a scoped pss that he assembled ( scope, base, rings ) at the range 1st class day.
Backed it with a 0.091 group.
 
There's good factory and not so good factory.  Custom makers do good business 'cause there's no consistant factory.
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I was going to cast a vote for the Tango 51 but thought that might be a bit unfair.............................grin
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Well, since we are voting on "specialty" weapons, my PSG-1 was the most accurate of anything. 
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It'd be close for me. I've had a few 700s that did great things without tuning; however, my Tikka 300WM was a tack-driver from the first day. 

Given that the Remmy was a heavy-barrel PSS and the Tikka was a thin-barrel stalking gun, I was more impressed with the the accuracy of the Tikka - though, in faireness, I guess I expected allot more of the Remmy.
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This would have to be a long list.
 
Remington 700's have long had a great OTB reputation, but I generally find the average 700 will shoot better with a little tuning. I have also owned rifles from Browning A-Bolt to Weatherby Vanguard (alphabetically) that have REALLY shot with even less tuning than the average 700, including Howas, Rugers and Savages--especially Savages. And of course the Vanguards are Howa-made. This winter I bought a new South Carolina Winchester Model 70 in .300 WSM that started shooting very small groups right away. They have pretty much purged the gremlins there.
 
Many foreign rifles shoot very well too, from CZ to Sako to Tikka. In fact a little lightweight Sako 75 .308 was one of the few OTB big game rifles that shot genuine 3-shot 1/2" groups at 100 yards with FACTORY ammo, specifically Federal's with 150 Ballistic Tips. The rifle barely weighed 7 pounds with a scope. The trigger was also superb as it came. My CZ 550 9.3x62 started shooting just about any ammo under 1" out of the box, and I've owned several other CZ's that shot just as well if not better.
 
Then there are a bunch of rifles rarely seen in the U.S., though available here, that are extremely accurate. The Heym SR21 and SR30 are a couple. I own an SR21 in .300 Winchester Magnum that shoots like many custom rifles. Many European (and especially German) rifles shoot extremely well, but they aren't seen much here. They also tend to have better triggers than OTB American rifles, and not just because they're usually set triggers.
 
Even the Marlin lever rifles really shoot well today, and if we expand the discussion to rimfires then we are living in heaven compared to just 20 years ago. I have a Kimber .22 (the lowest grade, the Hunter, I believe it's called) that will group around 1/4" for 5 shots at 50 yards. Of course that's using Eley ammo, but Winchester Power Points go under 1/2" consistently.
 
In fact we are living in the golden age of factory rifle accuracy. I just about EXPECT any new rifle to shoot well these days, and they almost always do. 
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Remington 700
 
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Cooper M21 Varminter in 6PPC
Remington 40X in .308
Sako 75 Varmint in .204
Sauer M200 in .308
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Out of the box?  The Browning BOSS models.  I have (2) Browning BOSS and a Winchester Model 70 BOSS and all three are load specific tuned and extremely accurate.  My only complaint on the A-Bolt is the trigger and hard recoil pad.
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I think my Vanguard Backcountry is the most impressive I've ever owned with it's favorite handload, with groups coming in at about 1/4 moa at 100. Pretty good for a pencil thin barrel that's fluted as well. My SUB MOA vanguard was very good with it's favorite factory load, running about 1/2". I haven't had too many other really accurate rifles, other than my .17 hmr savage, but my old man's Vanguard compact is the most accurate rifle I've ever had the pleasure to shoot. It seems no matter what you feed it, they all seem to go in the same hole. I'll inherit that bad boy someday though. All in good time of course.
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Cooper, Sako...................................my two favorites BTW.
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I had a short-action 700 Remington with a medium weight barrel that supposedly had thousands of rounds through it when I bought it used from a guy who had re-chambered it from a .222 to a .223.

 After I worked up a good load. it would shoot five-round groups at 100 yards that literally looked like a single .270 or .30 caliber bullet hole.
 After a couple thousand more rounds, it remained as accurate as ever, but it suddenly started to misfire occasionally, and with all kinds of ammo, factory and handloads both.  I simply could not figure out why, and neither could any 'smith I took it to.
 I got so frustrated, I finally traded it to a guy who didn't care about that, because he was more interested in the stock and the Leupold scope that was on it.
 
I should have just kept the barrel, but figured it had too many rounds through it by then to justify the expense of putting it on a different action. I still second-guess myself about that decision.
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I put together a T./C Contender a few months back but have yet to shoot it, I am having high hopes since my other Contenders and Encores do very well. Haven't had one yet that was not capable of 1 moa. or better!     Smile
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Tikka M695 in 280Rem. 

It is the only rifle I have that I did not mess with at all.  I wonder if that is the reason it shoots so well.....

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My CZ model 550 in a 22-250 and my old Weatherby mark V  (German ) both shot sub moa out of the box and are the only rifles I have not made changes on. My Savage and Howa shoot very good but have had considerable changes. Trigger and stock on both, action tuned and barrel replaced on Savage with a Douglas double A air gaged barrel, actions bedded, barrels crowned etc.
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Most accurate in my collection has to be the Sako 85 GW in 338fed. followed closely by my 22 year old Vanguard vgx .06, both shoot under 1/2" using factory ammo.  I would change the original question to, "What is your most accurate factory rifle shooting factory ammo"?  I just started reloading for my 06 but I still can't match the accuracy of federal fusions.  My x-bolt shoots under an inch but not like the first two mentioned above.
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