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post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-30-2017, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Worst shooting gun ever ?

What gun has been the worst shooting one you ever got your hands on ?
I have only had one that i could not get to shoot groups good enough to hunt with .

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post #2 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-30-2017, 05:21 AM
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had a Win 70 that shot groups like a bad shotgun. lost a lot of $ on that one.
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post #3 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-30-2017, 07:09 AM
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I got a hand me down Savage Model 99 in 300 Savage. That thing shot terrible.
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post #4 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-30-2017, 07:30 AM
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Mossberg 800 in 270 just barely keep a group on a 9 inch plate at 100 yds

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post #5 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-30-2017, 07:54 AM
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Had a Win Mod 70 in 6 mm that not only would not hold a group smaller than a dinner plate at 100 yards but would split every case at the neck.
The 2 problems were probably connected.
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post #6 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-30-2017, 08:32 AM
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I owned a break open single shot with extra full choke which was probably great for turkey but I missed many rabbits with it. A smith cut 3 inches off the barrel and remounted the bead. After this fix, I nearly always could hit running rabbits! It balanced better for me, too.


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post #7 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-30-2017, 09:44 AM
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I missed many more turkeys than I killed with my NEF single shot 10 gauge. I finally figured out last year that the bead is off center. The gun patterns about 1 foot right at 35 yards.
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Carcano in 6.5x52 Carcano. Never could even get it sighted in. Open sites were WAY off at any adjustment and you couldn't mount a scope because the bolt handle came straight up when opened.

I bought it for $40 (which is less than ammo for that thing) so now it is just a novelty.
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Mt daughter won a .22 Hornet at a gunshow, thing was terrible, got some cash for it. Can't remember the name but not one of the biggies.

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post #10 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-30-2017, 12:22 PM
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I had an FAL import 308 assault rifle that barely put rounds on the paper at 50 with the sights moved all the way. Figure it had a bent barrel, because where it did hit they were tight.

Rossi is my vote for all time worst. Got one of their "Encore" style guns that you can switch out barrels on. Got the 22mag and 223 with plans on getting at least two more. 223 was all over the place, bad enough that when I moved out to 200yrds half the rounds didn't hit the paper. The 22mag wasn't tempered correctly. I would sight it in, then the next trip to the range first 3 rounds wouldn't hit the target. 4th was the extreme right of the paper, subsequent rounds would continue to move into the center until by 8 or 10 it was on the bull again. Took a bath on that one and bought two Savages in the same calibers. Been happy, and hitting the bull continuously, since.

In my book Rossi's are only good as boat paddles or door stops. Maybe tomato stakes.

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