I've been seeing a lot of posts wanting info on these rifles. Let me say this, they're the exact same gun as the Savage without the AccuTrigger. They should shoot the same. I have, (had) one in .308, that shot under an inch right out of the box. I bought the gun to make a project gun out of it. Sold the barrel and am awaiting a 7mm-08 barrel. All the parts interchange so there is no reason to think that they won't shoot the same. In fact I'm using the Stevens bolt in my stainless Savage 16 action that I converted from .204 to 260 Rem, and it shoots very well indeed.