[2 of 5 Stars!]I hate to say I was disappointed in this rifle, it has more cons then pros. I think this is a great rifle but it\'s the small stuff that stood out and led to my disappointment. Keep in mind I am writing this almost three weaks since I\'ve bought the rifle and I\'ve shot 24 rounds through the rifle. I\'ll start with the pros, first of all I think the weight of the rifle is great to its size I\'ve had no issues firing standing up off the shoulder. The stock is well balanced and quiet comfortable for being synthetic, I did order a Boyd\'s at-one stock but have not installed it and won\'t for a bit. On paper it did great 2 inch grouping at 200yards I was happy with that, the 6.5 dowsnt pack to much of a punch on this set up.
Now the cons, first right of the box the scope fell off the mounts were loose and one wasn\'t inline with the other, wasn\'t sure how it had been mounted. Had to get the scope remounted and bore sight. Second laying around in the box was a baffle assembly that is suppose to be on the bolt, it wasn\'t in the packaging with the bolt and it popped back into place oddly and doesn\'t seem to be seated right. My next major problem is that after shooting it and two weeks later the stainless steal bolt has surface rust on it and some on the barrel. I\'ve showed it to a gun smith and he was surprised that it was already rusting just after one trip to the range, yes I did clean the bolt after I came back. I\'ve contacted Savage and have yet to hear from them on this issue. The rifle shoots well just do t see it holding up well and in my opinion spend a little more to a savage 10 model. Shipping took a week but I order on a holiday weekend so it\'s understandable. I am waiting on a Reply from savage to see if they will fix this issue with the rusting bolt, I felt like I got a returned rifle that someone else didn\'t want just because it had the issues it did that I did not catch before doing the transfer. Till next time I will still buy through Buds. Thank you