This is to show some what factory rifles are capable of. Rem 700 .243 Sps varmint rifle. Factory stock action bedded in. Made sure barrel was free floated no adjustment made. Trigger was adjusted to 3.5-4 pound crisp break. Now what really made this rifle shine was handloads. I found a load it really likes. Win brass 41.5 grains varget pushing 75 vmax at 3468 fps. Only thing I don't like about this load is it's ES is 36 fps. Which isn't horrible but since I'm not shooting extream distances I will live with it. I just shot this 500 yard group yesterday in 5-10 mph winds.
2.75" group almost 1/2 moa. Not bad for a $400 rifle and a little work.