I think I just fell in love. I didn't really need a new rifle, but the idea of a reasonably priced 5.8lb unscoped rifle was too much to resist. The SL is available only at Cabelas or Sportsman's Warehouse, I bought the one from SW in 30-06. It's essentually the t-3 light stainless with a fluted barrel.
I made note of the 1" guarantee, but didn't really believe it. I've never purchased a brand new rifle that shot that well out of the box. As it turns out I should have been more optimistic. I'm not setup to reload 06's, so purchased two boxes of factory ammo. The Horanady Superperformance 165grn GMX grouped in .80 inches. I has really pleased, until the Barnes vor-tx 180 ttsx's grouped at .5". That's way better performance than I need from a backpacking 06.
Recoil wasn't unbearable, but after 40 or so rounds I'm sporting a nicely bruised shoulder. It wasn't bad enough to cause any flinching, but I wouldn't want to shoot the .300 win mag. I suspect the .270 would be about perfect.