Hi all, I am new to this forum but have followed it for a while. In short I just purchased a new rifle with aspirations of working my way up to 1000 yds. I purchased a savage model 12LRP in .243. I put a vortex 6x24 Viper PST on for eye wear. This rifle has a 26" fluted bull barrel with a 9.25" twist. Trying to do everything right I followed one of the many break in procedures with first box of shells being factory loads, Winchester Ballistic Silvertips 95 gr. it took about two hours to get through first twent rounds with cleaning in between. The average of 4 five shot groups was 1.022". Okay, I was disappointed but still with a lot of hope. I then started on some reloads with 90 gr Nosler Spitzers working through different charges. After 48 rounds of various loads and a few fouling rounds after cleanings I had groups ranging from 1.1"-2.1" groups. Disappointed still I had my wife pick up some more factory rounds from Walmart while she was grocery shopping. These were winchester 80 gr jsp. They grouped an average of 1.1". All the research I did on this rifle and posts on different forums I read I should be getting 1/2" groups or at least sub moa for most bullets ranging from 70 gr to 105gr. I understand a little about twist and how each gun has its own preferences but I didn't think after all I have heard and read about this particular rifle I honestly thought it would be a tack driver out of the box, at least sub moa. Is this an unrealistic expectation? I have other rifles that are strictly hunting or sportier rifles that shoot sub moa groups with various sized factory ammunition. I buy one based on accuracy and it doesn't shoot as well as my hunting rifles. Do I contact savage or is this a finicky rifle? Any helpful info would be greatly appreciated.