Re: Right Out Of The Box----
I am fortunate to be able to spend lots of time at the range. I was president for a term.
I see lots of new rifles come through.
I don't own any Savage. I've shot them, I've worked on them.
The Savages in general seem to be the most accurate 'out of the box' with factory loads.
In other brands it seems to be rifle to rifle.
Of course there is a significant effect on pole from the pure number of rifles out there. Remington and Savage are the majority. I consider Cooper a custom. The Tika T3 Light in 308 I shot last week end was 1/2 MOA with real crap ammo.
Another sight I frequent does a little more analysis on new guns. To a manufacturer they almost always make the grade but when one won't shoot they don't pull their punches. Reviewing past articles, same caliber, same factory ammo, Savage seems to edge out the others.
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