Can't recall which thread it was on here but there were a few (Moose was one I think) that spoke highly of them. I am geting my 11 yo a youth model for xmas. The price is right and they seem like a decent rifle.
I have one in 308. I recently put a Boyds thumbhole stock on it. I like the gun except the two position safety which doesn't lock the bolt when on safe. I carried it the opening day of deer season last year and had problems with the bolt partially opening when I carried it with the sling. Here it is (sorry for the bad picture).
Here's a three shot, 100 yard group with 150gr Ballistic Tips and IMR 4064 powder. The gun will shoot like this every time I take it out as long as I do my part.
I have a .308 XS7 as well and it does very well with 150gr flat base SP's running on RL15 or Varget. If I do my part, 1/2 to 3/4" groups are the norm. I just put a very good priced Hawke scope on mine with tall rings and made a raised cheek piece as well. I adore this rifle, it fits me well, behaves well, and shoots nearly everything I feed it very well.
44.5gr Varget, winny brass, CCI primers, hornady 150gr sp's
45gr varget did this one time...i have never duplicated this group, but 45gr groups just like 44.5.
both groups are 3 shot, 100 yards.
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