I can tell you their sniper rifles are extremely accurate. Kind of interesting, if I recall, their barrels are hammer forged, as opposed to many precision ones that are cut rifled. One other interesting thing, as I recall, their barrels are not threaded into the action, but press fit. Everyone I know that had one sold theirs, for no particular reason other than I work with a bunch of guys with more $$ than brains and they buy/sell all the time with no thought to it all.
Hi coyote trapper1928
I have two of these rifles, one in .243 standard 24" barrel and one in .308 heavy 26" barrel. Both of them have shown excellent accuracy out of the box with reloads. The .243 averages 0.42" over 5 groups and the .308 just under 0.4". This level of accuracy is common as several other Steyr owners I know and have met have given similar feedback.
They are different, the safety is a roller type which offers three positions which is reassuringly safe (I like it), the bolt lift is heavier than some other rifles but do they shoot, **** yes. Everybody wants some thing different from a rifle, for me today its repeatable accuracy at an affordable price and these rifles have delivered. I have provided a link to an image of my .243
My Steyr is the MIII Professional, and it is a real shooter also. There are three things I love about this rifle: it's very accurate, the detachable rotary magazine, and the twisted barrel (you can see the twist rings on the outside)...it looks real cool.
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