Originally Posted by tiberius10721
You answered your own question it is the person behind the rifle. I cant count how many times I've been to the pistol or rifle range where I would hear people complain about how innacurate their pistol or rifle was and if they only had a different caliber or brand of rifle or pistol they would be shooting better. A couple of times I have offered to check their firearm out for them by firing a few rounds and have found every time it was the shooter. My deer rifle is a Remington 700 bdl custom deluxe chambered in 30-06 I love this gun but sometimes I wish I had bought a 308 or a 270 because of the recoil.
Tiberius, truer words were never spoken in regards to that. the most expensive and most accurate rifle will not conpensate for a poor shooter. many wish they could shoot better and think some other different caliber or rifle will suddenly make them a better shooter. bull malarkey! until the shooter fixes his problems, no rifle or caliber is going to make them all of a sudden a better shooter. they need to concentrate on the fundamentals first and only then will they become better shooters. i have many different rifles in different calibers and yes some are a little more accurate than others. but i also reload, so i try to find an optimum load for each one.
personally i find the recoil on my 308 very pleasant. also i have two older M700 ADL's, one in 30-06 and the other in 270, both are almost identical and the 270 has more felt recoil than the 30-06. i also have a newer synthetic stocked M700 ADL in 7mm Rem. Mag. that even feels like it has less felt recoil than the 30-06! go figure that one out!