Friends and I own 4 mausers and one 700 with shaw barrels: two 7x57s, a280, a 35 whelen and a 257bob(the 700). All, but the 35, shoot consistent sub inch groups with enough 1/2" groups to call them very accurate. None of these are considered particulary accurate cartridges and the buddy with the Whelen stopped load developement when he got 1.25" groups. He didn't like the recoil, so we don't realy know how good it'll shoot. I was going to order a Pac-NOr but ordered the shaw and have been more than happy. my next barrel will probably be another shaw. capt david
"It's not how hard you hit 'em, it's where you hit 'em." The 30-06 will, with the right bullet, successfully take any game animal in North America up to 300yds. Get closer!