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Best shooting FACTORY rifles you've ever had ??

Straight outta the box.................. no re-bedding, no trigger job..........just the way it came....... 3 shot or 5 shot groups at 100 yards.

And I'm talking about your average Remchesters, Weatherikkas and Savbergs, etc.............. Not McWorters, McMillans or other $5K custom guns........

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Weatherby Vanguard, Tikka T3, several Savage rifles I've owned, TC Venture. The Weatherby Vanguard youth carbine in .243 may be the most accurate rifle I own.

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The Weatherby Vanguard youth carbine in .243 may be the most accurate rifle I own.
Interesting...............

Both my older kids have Vanguard Youth carbines in .308 My son's shoots very well. My daughter's is INSANE !!!!! It is still in the factory black painted beechwood stock. It is legitimately a .25 MOA gun for 3 shots at 100 yards. Not just a one-time thing.............. it is repeatable.

Unreal shooter !!!!!

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When i first got into hunting back in the late 70s, I bought a remington 760, 30-06 BDL and I was shooting beer cans at 100 yards without open sights.
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Interesting...............

Both my older kids have Vanguard Youth carbines in .308 My son's shoots very well. My daughter's is INSANE !!!!! It is still in the factory black painted beechwood stock. It is legitimately a .25 MOA gun for 3 shots at 100 yards. Not just a one-time thing.............. it is repeatable.

Unreal shooter !!!!!
I have a weatherby vanguard in 25-06. I can shoot .25 MOA ALL DAY LONG with that gun at 100 yards. It is insane how accurate that gun is.
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Within the parameters set here, most of my rifles are eliminated from consideration. Ssoooooo....My answer will have to be a Remington Model 788 in .222 Rem. Doesn't matter what load I shoot out of that rifle, I can cover a 5 shot group at 100 yards with a nickel.
Second place would be a Ruger M77 MarkII in .280 Rem, but only if I shoot Remington 165 grain factory loads out of it. For whatever reason, it loves that load and will hammer them in there all day long.
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Savage 17 Cal HMR.
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I have had two a a rem 788 in 223 and a rem 700 bdl in 7mm-08 both rifles would shoot consistently small groups with just about any load I used in them. Both rifles were bought used and I paid $200.00 each for them. Now I have had heavy barrel factory rifles that shoot small groups but these two had sporter barrels.
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Winchester model 70
preferably an old one with crf
but even the new ones after they reintroduced crf are worthy

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I did tinker with it a little, but nothing that a knowledgeable, gun owner and reloader can't do.
Don't remember the exact year, but it was a Remington 700 heavy barrel in 223. I adjusted the trigger screw to 1.5 lb, fire formed the brass, and reloaded my own pills.
I would fire one round down range to dirty the barrel, then fire 5 more, when you looked at the target you would swear I only fired 3, and like an idiot I ended up selling it.
Dang, I sure do miss that gun.

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