I recently used my Cabelas gift cards to buy a Savage 10PC. in 308 I bought it for several reasons:
1 - Had gift cards at cabelas.
2 - Didn't own a savage.
3 - Gun has a magazine
4 - Barrel was threaded to accept a suppressor.
5 - Savage easy to re-barrel if it didn't shoot great.
6- Accustock pretty nice for a factory beater.
7 - Even with 20 heavy barrel still 2# lighter than my 7mm rem mag.
After purchase I took a Rem 700 in 308 that never shot better then 1-1.5 moa on a good day (glassbedded, custom trigger, etc) and was inconsistent and took the Nikon Buckmaster 6-18 from it and swapped it to the savage.
Then off to the range!
I shot 3 kinds of ammo.
Box 1 - Wolf 150 gr - Found in a drawer and left over from some 1919 belt fed fun
Box 2 - American Eagle 150 Gr FMJ BT - A half box likely left over from who knows.
Box 3 - Silver State Armory 168 gr SSA HPBT - Only box of 308 on shelf the day I got the rifle.
Shot three shot groups with each box on teh barrel as recieved with cooling between groups. Then ran a 22 bore snake through (took the wrong one with to range) and shot three more groups in reverse order.
The accuracy potential is super!
Group 1 - 2.5" - Wolf
Group 2 - 2.2" - American Eagle
Group 3 - 0.9" - Silver State
Group 4 - .25" - Silver State - Due to paper feathering exact size hard to call
Group 5 - 1.9" - American Eagle
Group 6 - 5.2" - Wolf
This was done in 20+ mph wind off a bipod (and I have not shot in over a year due to moving)
Later in the day I went out again and shot 3 groups with the SSA and all were about 3/4". May have done better but winds were up at about 36 mph and even after taking my ball cap off so my head would stop bobbing that's all I could manage!
Cant wait to finish breaking in the barrel and seeing if it really can be a consistent moa gun.
WIll update in a month or so when the range is no longer under water.