4.5 stars, really....
Awesome platform for 308. The action and barrel alone are worth the price. I was getting ~1MOA with Hornady Steel Match during my break-in process, and dropped to 0.8MOA with Federal GM308M2 175gr. Changed out the trigger for a Timney 510 and immediately saw 0.5MOA groups with the same GM308M2 factory ammo. Took it out to the long range and got first-shot hits at 500, 600, and 750 yards (used Strelok Pro for doping). First shot at 1000yd kicked up dirt right near the target but I didn't have a spotter to verify hits after that. No doubt this rifle can perform at 1000yd.
Only things holding this back from a perfect, out-of-the-box, factory rifle are:
1) the X-Mark trigger. I was able to get 0.8MOA with the factory trigger but I could definitely feel it affecting my accuracy just by how much I had to pull, even at the lowest setting. The trigger itself is decent - very minimal creep and breaks nicely - it's just heavy for precision work.
2) the particular H.S. stock it comes in doesn't have an easily modified buttpad. It's a very thin strip of rubber fixed on with epoxy; no mounting screws so you can't just swap it out. I wanted to increase the length of pull on mine so this was a frustration point for me. I've since gotten used to the stock though.
All together this is a really great rifle, especially for a factory production firearm. Looking forward to seeing what it can do with handloads. Very happy with it and highly recommended for shooting 308.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]