I have owned probably 50-75 bolt guns, 90% which were remington 700's. I have also had a few custom 700's as well as a BAT action in 6mmBR. I got the gun, mounted a Warne 20MOA base, and Vortex Razor HD, and bought 20 factory Federal 168SMK's for $25. My bore sight got it on the paper, so I doped my scope, and shot a 3 shot group that was almost through the same hole (.221") I was still a tad left so I doped again, and shot 5 this time, but could only see the first group. When I went to inspect, all 5 went through the .5" black square I was shooting at. Ragged hole 5 shot groups are very common with this gun, and if you reload, well your gonna be even happier, as with the help of Varget, and SMK 168 &175, your gonna compete with anyone, provided you can shoot. BTW, the 308 has a Barrel life around 5000 rounds, and this gun just doesn't foul.