All guns have pros and cons. People with either love or hate a gun dependent on their experience. To be honest most guns outshoot the shooter so it is a case of finding one that YOU like. Trying different guns at your local club is a good idea (most members will let you have a go with their gun).
I started shooting with a steyr and after trying other guns have gone back to a steyr, reason being it fits me better than any other gun. It's no more or less accurate off a bench but if a gun is not ultra comfortable in the positions you need to be in to shoot, it will cost you points.
Steyrs do have reliablity issues as do most guns and they will usually be highlighted on forums because people will complain about it. However with most guns there will be someone around who can help you get it right.
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