74 ,
its like a lot of propaganda , depends on the spin you put on it .
Whirl ,
you also have to remember that the ones you shot had some age to them , probably some neglect as well . The accuracy was probably better when they were brand new . One of my favorite guns to shoot is a Win 1895 Army carbine in 30-40 Krag , it was made in 1915 , and still shoots fairly well ……………..but I bet it would be a world of difference , when it was brand new and tight .