I have been visiting this site for over a year trying to gain something from the posts here. There is a wealth of untapped knowledge here. I have been a very stout .30-06/.270 Win advocate. But, the physics and challenges of "stretching out" the distances intrests me greatly. I have looked at several off the shelf rifles. I was seriously thinking of pulling the trigger on a 7mm Rem Mag or .300 Win Mag. to see how they would work. My question is this (and it is a common question). Which rifle would have the best chances of shooting under 3/4in at 100yds with a 3 shot group? I am limited to off the shelf firearms. I absolutely hate purchasing a rifle and having it not shoot (my definition is shooting at least 3/4in at 100yds with HUNTING handloads, 3 shot groups). I was looking at a FN winchester (standard sporter) or remington CDL. or BDL. I know may posts like this are answered with "butter smooth action", "have one but haven't shot it yet", "its accurate", etc. I come from a hard numbers background and being able to obtain the same results based on proper work-up of methods and technique (just try combining military and medical backgrounds and then anal devotion to what I want). I have an extensive firearms background (olympic gold medalist shooter workshops in indoor .22 to black powder cartridge competition). I would judge a new rifle against my battery of a .270 Win Ruger M77 Express (130gr barnes at 3050 fps that groups .6 to .75in every time out) and a Sako pre-garcia Finnbear in .30-06 (180gr Sierra Gameking at 2650fps that groups .75 to .9). Any advise would be appreciated.