After reading all the nice things said about Savages I bought a new stainless varminter with laminated stock,mounted a Bushnell 2400 6x24 and the first two groups went into 1/4 ". Great! Then everything went downhill and by 150 shots it was a 5" grouper. Everything was checked ,tightened or changed. Factory ammo and 15 different reloads used but still a bummer.Then I found the front top part of the receiver was .020" lower than the rear part.The distributor checked a few of his stock and found several others the same and offered to shim the front mount .020 but I don't think I like that on a new rifle. He's testing it himself over the Easter break to make sure I'm not a dope so it will be interesting to see the outcome. I'm wondering if anyone else out there has had the same experience. It's a 22-250.