All, I purchased my wife a backup rifle which is not giving me the accuracy I hoped for. It is a Savage Ladyhunter (very similar to Savage lightweight hunter). It comes with a wood stock that has pillars installed from factory. It originally came with plastic bottom metal which I have changed to real bottom metal. It is a 7mm08. Right now it is giving us 1.25-2.5 inch 3 shot groups at 100 yards with trying 4 different factory loads 3 of which are considered to be "premium". The rifle will be used to 400 yards so we do not need crazy good accuracy but we were hoping for sub 1 MOA 3 shot groups. Now that being said, the factory tube only has about 30 rounds through it so it could still be wearing in. What would your next steps be as far as trying to keep costs as low as possible. Would you work up reloads as the rifle sits and hope to find a load the rifle likes? Do you bed the rifle first before working up loads...yes it has pillars but my thought is the recoil lug area may benefit from bedding. Again, the goal is not something crazy accurate...but I think most factory rifle's these days should be able to hit 1 MOA (especially with hand loads).