Just letting the guy know it will shoot if you invest time in reloading or finding the right manufactured ammo that the rifle likes.
"May, or may not shoot well" and "Ugly", like you stated, are irrelevant. These rifles are CNC machined. Maybe not perfect, but they wil be plenty accurate for the average hunter. Exactly what it was built to do and at anaffordable price.
My brother has a Weatherby 30-378 Accumark that cost twice what my Browing A-bolt does. They both shoot .5moa.
Wait, I almost forgot. They are both 'pretty guns'. I retract my last statements. I need to go buy something ugly to compare. I'll get back to you on that.
Your turn Tndeerhunter. I can't wait for your next reply.
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