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.
THUMBS UP TO YOU, TNDEERHUNTER. I WOULDN'T BE CAUGHT DEAD WITH A SAVAGE RIFLE IN MY HANDS....THEY JUST DON'T LOOK NEAT...LIKE A RUGER,REMINGTON, WINCHESTER, SAKO. THE BOLT IS UGGLY! I WOULDN'T WANT ONE IN MY SAFE BECAUSE THE OTHER RIFLES MIGHT CATCH SOMETHING BAD. THEY APPARENTLY HAVE THEIR FOLLOWING AND MAY BE GOOD RIFLES, BUT...
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.