Before you sell your rifle lets look at this a bit differently.demented said:What prompted this post is my attempt to get my Savage 16FLSS .308 to do a decent group with one of the many factory loads I've tried. I've tried all the "big three" ammunition makers in all practical hunting weight bullets with, for lack of better term, less than stellar results. I'm beginning to think I'm going to be forced to reload just to know whether this rifle has a defect or not. So far the best groups have been over two inches, this with Federal Premium ammunition, most others have been three inches or better. I begin to lose any confidence I had in this rifle and have started to think about buying another rifle of a different brand.
Don't take this wrong but have YOU been able to shoot any rifle more accurately than that previously? The reason I say this is it takes a lot of practice and skill to be able to shoot tiny little groups on a regular basis even off the bench. It may take a lot of trigger time before you develop a technique that'll give you the results your looking for.So far the best groups have been over two inches,