I'm not sure I could answer that. You thru in "hunting rifle". My 6.5x06 isn't much of a hunting rifle anymore. To heavy and to much scope but it sure does shoot. Model 700 Rem w/4 1/2 -14 Nikon
I think my all time most accurate was a Sako L61R Finn bear in 7mm Ren Mag with a 4x Redfield. Right now my son has my 25-06 and I have no idea how it shoots anymore; mod 700 ADL w/3-9x World class. Here at the house I have my mod 70 Featherweight in 6.5x55 w/1-4x Redfield and a Springfirld by Paul Jaeger w/2 3/4x Redfield in 30-06. They take turns out shooting each other! If I do my part both hover around an inch at 100 yds.
Most accurate is probably my 300 weatherby. In a close second place are my mod 70 375H&H, Remington 700 35 Whelen, and remington 700 338 win mag. As often as I dog the weatherby's mine is straight out of the box with no modifications and it shoots groups tighter than anything I've messed with, and that's while shooting factory loads. I don't ever use it for actual hunting, but it's great for long-distance plinking and killing coyotes.
My most accurate hunting rifle is a Browning BAR Stalker in 7mm Rem Mag with a Boss, topped with a Leupold 3.5-10 VXIII. Second most accurate is a Tikka T3 in 338 Federal topped with a Leupold 2.5-8 VXIII.
My most accurate rifle is a tie between a Ruger Mk77 in .220 Swift and an old single shot Remington bolt action in .22 LR. Real tack drivers, though the .220 Swift is more accurate at much longer ranges of course.
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...