A friend has just taken charge of a sauer 243, with quick release mounting system developed by sauer for a sauer. This pretty setup has cost him in the ball park of £6500.
He has been playing around with different rounds and the best grouping gained was 3 inch, mainy 3 together and a couple of flyers out of 5 shot groups. No order as in the barrel heating up just random combinations.
So after speaking to sauer they confirmed there had a problem with the mounting system he then booked an appointment and today was the day of reckoning..........
After a long drive down and several different rounds tested by sauer in bench rest conditions they produced their test results. A 2 1/2 inch group............
According to sauer this more than acceptable group?
He owns quite a few rifles tikka, x bolts, Cz, all these rifles with factory ammo with a bit of tinkering have produced 3/4 to an inch groups.
i have a semi custom and a standard sako and anshutz but load my own but all these group less than 3/4 inch with factory ammo. All my rifles wouldn't cost the same as a his sauer.
The question I'm asking is, are we expecting too much from this rifle.
Cause I think I'd rather own the cheapest 40 quid secondhand battered unloved piece of s..t that shoots 3/4 inch all day than spend £6500 on a pretty lovely crafted piece of engineering than put in to field conditions you would be luck to hit deer at 50 yards in the vitals.