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Rifles - SSG:

Interested in information and experiences on the Steyr SSG products, good or bad. I am looking at a possible purchase, gun shop likes it a lot, but guns are such a personal preference. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Nort <>
San Antonio, TX, USA - Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 07:20:49 (ZULU) 


You asked for feedback on experience with Steyr products. You did not however say what the end use of the weapon would be but I will give my input based on my use.

I use a Steyr SSG 69 PII .308 with dual triggers, Harris bipod, Leopold MKIV M1 10X. I shoot non-competition target and it is my primary large animal hunting weapon. I am able to achieve .5 MOA out to 400 YDS. but have not shoot targets further than this. I am completely confident that 1 MOA results can be achieved out to 600 yds. As far as hunting I chose this weapon because I felt that as a responsible and ethical hunter I should use the best and most accurate weapon that I could afford. I have taken a number of game animals with it and have always had one shot results. I have also shot the PI version and it performed similarly. I have not had a chance to try the Scout version but the reviews I have read lead me to think it is a good performer as well. Hope this helps.

Tony Tull <>
Granbury, TX, USA - Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 23:19:43 (ZULU) 

Steyr rifles...which one? I have one of the Scout rifles and, it is not a "sniper" rifle. In my opinion, the gun is fine as a light weight, durable, jack-of-all-trades master of none type gun. It is a very, very quick gun. Snap shots are simple. The reticle is too heavy, and the scope under powered for any real distance shooting, but if used as a center of mass type bolt action 308, it is very nice. I have read where many have problems attaining 1 MOA accuracy. Best 5 shot I have gotten is about 3/4, and that is repeatable. I repeat though, the reticle is VERY heavy. Apparently you can get the thin reticle for like $20, but then you have a low power, thin reticle scope:)

Best compliment I can pay the gun is it takes a beating and continues to function. Bad weather has not effected it while I have used it. Bad side? Cost.

Old Dog

PS I have owned other Steyr rifles, and I find them to be quite durable and accurate. All are priced above where more accurate rifles live though, in my opinion.
Bruce <>
USA - Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 23:46:18 (ZULU) 

On post concerning Steyr Autauga Arms and ask for Rusty. He had one or two and when I saw him shooting them, Shot mighty fine. One of the "old" green setups if I recall. Think the only reason he sold them was something to do with not being able to shoot past 800 due to rings or mounts. Not positive, it has been a year or two !!! Last I heard the Alabama State Troopers had issued the SSG to its TAC Teams !!

Will <>
War Eagle Country !!, Alabama, USA - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 01:51:29 (ZULU) 

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