Couple of months ago I bought a SS lefty bolt action Savage .223 with the cheap ass black tupperware stock and fairly light barrel. First trip to the range revealed it wouldnt feed or shoot the FMJ factory ammo I had on hand. Since the rifle was new I didnt want to piss with it so I sent it back to Savage to have the feeding issues corrected. In about a month the rifle was returned to me and now it feeds very nice. Mounted a Pentax 4x14 scope on it that I picked up new for a song.
Loaded up 25 grains of Varget behind some 52 grain Berger bullets and hit the range. Four three shot groups averaged about 1 inch. Not as good as I like but I do not consider myself a very good bench rest shooter either. This morning I decided to up the charge to 26 grains and hit the range again. It was slightly windy with gusts to 15 mph on occassion. I planted the rifle on the rest and shot four different three shot groups never taking the wind into consideration. The smallest group was a fricking 1/4 of an inch! The largest was .60.
These rifles are ugly, the stocks are ugly, but they are cheap and man oh man do they ever shoot!
Beware wolfies! I am out to get ya if I can find ya!