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Thread: Steyr Scout range report

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    Steyr Scout range report

    Spent the morning letting some lead fly with a bunch of brands to find a factory load to suit the scout. Did some prior research and found it eats 168gr SMK like a kid does a bag of milo, so i based my cartridge choice around/close this and ended up with...

    Barnaul 168gr soft point
    Australian Outback 165gr soft point (was supposed to be 168gr SMK but Guncity screwed my order)
    Hornady Superperformance Match 168gr AMAX
    Federal Premium Gold Medal Match 168gr SMK
    Handloads by a family member made up of once fired (military) CAC, NNY and FNB cases and 168gr SMK. some were 44 grains of AR 2208 and others 42 grains AR 2206H

    Heres the results with my shotty amateur shooting skills which ended up with an impressive (well to me) 0.35 inch grouping with the Federal coming out of the "Scout" rifle.

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    Tikka7mm08 and matai like this.

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    That was the best barnaul group i had with all the rest just having fliers all over the show.

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    All good cept for barnaul

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    Hey Macca, I found that the Hornady GMX 150gr shot exceptionally good out of my steyr scout for a factory load before I came up with a good handload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose272 View Post
    Hey Macca, I found that the Hornady GMX 150gr shot exceptionally good out of my steyr scout for a factory load before I came up with a good handload.
    Cheers i'll try some out

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    3 shot groups aren't enough to seriously compare accuracy.

    But very consistent acRoss many brands (except Barnaul )

    I'd do a shoot off between one of the factory and two hand loads preferring the m0st available or best terminal ballistics . Do 2 or 3 5 shot groups to allow for those fliers .
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    I'm giving serious thought to getting a scout as my "one gun". questions to the group being, what distance are you shooting out to?
    cheers from Steve

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    Federal Gold Medal match is the holy grail of 308 ammo

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    Got a photo of the rifle set up?

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    A guy who shoots at our FTR matches has one, in 223, and it also shoots exceptionally well . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikka7mm08 View Post
    Got a photo of the rifle set up?
    https://www.google.com/search?rls=en...w=1440&bih=812

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    I used one for a day, found the bipod to be a bit of a gimmick more than anything.
    It shot ok but was a dog to look at.


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    Tahr, thanks. I like to see members' rifles.

 

 

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