Just got around to shooting this rifle today with a box of Black Hills 175gr HPBT Match ammo.
I haven't decided on a scope yet so I borrowed the Leupold VX-III 6.5-20x50LRT from my AR style .308.
After the normal routine of shoot and clean for the first ten rounds while zeroing the scope at 2" high at 100yards I started shooting groups between cleanings.
This rifle has a 20" heavy barrel with a 1:10 twist. I figured heavier .308 bullets should work out well, good guess...
The first four shot group at 100yards measured .210 center to center. I moved a target out to 200 yards and was pleasantly surprised at a three shot .580 group. Only 17 rounds were fired through this rifle today.
Ruger has had a bad rep for quality in the past. I think things are looking up. I am very pleased with this .308, I look forward to hand loading quality hunting bullets for some lower forty eight deer and elk.