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#7010123 - 12/24/17 01:29 PM You best and worst shooting rifle
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If you own at least two center fire rifles, you most likly have one rifle that is more accurate than the other. My least accurate rifle is my Marlin 336W. I've never been able to get three-shot groups that are less than two inches with it at 100 yards, with three inch groups being the average. It's also known for producing an occasional flyer. My most accurate rifle is clearly my Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 that has always produced one-inch groups at that same distance.

In retrospect, the Marlin is my most inexpensive center rifle and has the shortest barrel of any rifle that I own. And while the Weatherby is not my most expensive rifle, it does carry the longest barrel.


Edited by Texas Dan (12/24/17 01:32 PM)
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#7010133 - 12/24/17 01:33 PM Re: You best and worst shooting rifle [Re: Texas Dan]
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Well, it's obvious that the longer barrel is more accurate of the two because it gets you that much closer to the target. Duh.
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#7010139 - 12/24/17 01:45 PM Re: You best and worst shooting rifle [Re: syncerus]
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Originally Posted By: syncerus
Well, it's obvious that the longer barrel is more accurate of the two because it gets you that much closer to the target. Duh.
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Thank you for pointing out what no one else would have ever recognized for themselves.
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#7010160 - 12/24/17 02:27 PM Re: You best and worst shooting rifle [Re: Texas Dan]
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What year is your 336?

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#7010192 - 12/24/17 02:55 PM Re: You best and worst shooting rifle [Re: Texas Dan]
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Dan you probably own the only gun on this forum that isn't sub MOA. You can search all over this forum and you will find EVERYONE here shoots 1" groups all day every day no matter what gun they use. They wouldn't lie about it.

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#7010309 - 12/24/17 04:14 PM Re: You best and worst shooting rifle [Re: Texas Dan]
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Least accurate is probably my SKS. Most accurate right now is my Tikka T3 Lite .308. I'm about to get a 6.5 Creedmoor and I suspect whichever one I get may take that distinction away from the Tikka.
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#7010316 - 12/24/17 04:23 PM Re: You best and worst shooting rifle [Re: Texas Dan]
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Least accurate is my .444 Marlin lever action.....because it freakin hurts!
Most accurate is my .30-378 Weatherby Mag in a Sako TRG-S

BUT I have a new 6.5 Creedmoor and a .260AI I just put together that I haven't shot yet.

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#7010334 - 12/24/17 04:36 PM Re: You best and worst shooting rifle [Re: JCB]
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Originally Posted By: JCB
Dan you probably own the only gun on this forum that isn't sub MOA. You can search all over this forum and you will find EVERYONE here shoots 1" groups all day every day no matter what gun they use. They wouldn't lie about it.


All things are relative for sure, and there's likely a reason why I can't shoot my Marlin 336W as accurately as my other rifles. But then, possible reasons why we find some rifles to be more accurate than others is much of the reason behind my post.

But perhaps you're eluding to another reason for my post, to poke others to admit which rifles they can't shoot worth a crap. Could be me, could be the rifle, or maybe a liitle of both. Whatever the case, I don't mind sharing that I own at least one rifle that I can't shoot well.

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#7010344 - 12/24/17 04:45 PM Re: You best and worst shooting rifle [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
What year is your 336?


According to the serial number, it was manufactured in May of 2014.

Would this make it a Remington rather than a true Marlin gun, and would it matter?
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#7010346 - 12/24/17 04:48 PM Re: You best and worst shooting rifle [Re: bronco71]
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Originally Posted By: bronco71
Least accurate is my .444 Marlin lever action.....because it freakin hurts!


An honest gentleman for sure.
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#7010360 - 12/24/17 05:04 PM Re: You best and worst shooting rifle [Re: Texas Dan]
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Life is too short to own inaccurate rifles, for me anyway...

If a rifle is not accurate, I will not keep it. The worst one I ever had a NEF Handi in 357. That thing was LUCKY to hit a pie plate at 50 yards. I've even sold several MOA rifles. A 10+ lb. bull barrel varmint rifle needs to shoot better than MOA for it to stay around my house.

As far as most accurate, it's hard to say. I have a few legitimate 1/2MOA (or better) rifles. My Tikkas are the best shooters across the board as far as brands go...

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#7010363 - 12/24/17 05:08 PM Re: You best and worst shooting rifle [Re: Texas Dan]
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Best is (probably) my Sako .300 WSM. May be my .270 Sako. May be my .257 Wby. Vanguard. Or may be my cheapo .308 Savage Axis. They all shot good groups with ammo they liked. Honestly, I donít spend enough time at the range (beyond getting good tight groups with them at sight in) to know for sure which one shoots the best down to the fraction of an inch. Heck, I donít even measure groups.

Worst is probably my Marlin .336 in .35 Rem. - but Iím kinda basing that on the type gun and the round. Fired it at a target once after I bought it and it hit within a 1Ē circle at 50 yards. Iíve killed a pile of stuff with it since, but all at 150 yards and under.

I have had a couple of rifles I simply couldnít get to group well at all - one Kimber and one Remington.
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#7010365 - 12/24/17 05:11 PM Re: You best and worst shooting rifle [Re: Texas Dan]
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I wonít own an inaccurate rifle for very long. The most accurate rifle Iíve ever owned is my Tikka 22-250. Itís a true one hole gun with three different loads and will shoot anything under an inch at 100. I head shot a deer with it this morning at 155, amazingly it died without taking a step.

The whole deer is marinating for some Christmas jerky, canít wait.

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#7010377 - 12/24/17 05:22 PM Re: You best and worst shooting rifle [Re: Texas Dan]
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Best - Remington 700 sendero 270 win
Worst - savage 14 classic 243 win.

After good bedding job the savage is a much better shooter than it was.
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#7010383 - 12/24/17 05:24 PM Re: You best and worst shooting rifle [Re: scalebuster]
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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
I wonít own an inaccurate rifle for very long.


That's something many might say despite how others might claim it's damn near impossible to get a rifle today that's not accurate enough to kill a deer at an average distance.

Still, a rifle that creates flyers too frequently is one that I would definitely consider parting ways. It makes no difference if it's the shooter or truly the rifle. If it produces frequent duds, why keep it.
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