I have a Savage 110(pre-accutrigger) This was the first rifle I bought. Paid 200.00 for it in the summer of 2003. Used it to take my first deer later that fall. A nice 3x3. It is wearing a 28'' barrel with a 1:9'' twist, a bushnel 3x9x40mm dawn to dusk. My favorite reload recipe is: 150gr Nosler Ballistic Tip 63gr of IMR 4831 and according to the nosler reloading manual I own states a velocity of 3130FPS/3200FT/LBS. I do not know what it is with this bullet,powder combo for this rifle but it is very accurate. Before we started reloading for our 30.06 and 7mag we used Remington corelokts in 150gr. My home rolled 150's vs Remington corelokts: Remington used for initial sight in dead on at 100yds. The nosler's were 1.5'' high at 100yds. I did not change a thing, lol. My step-dad wanted to bring it down to the bulls eye. I would not let him touch it for a very good reason. I am dead on, or close enough to it at 300. I then used these two loadings at 800+/- yards, Wicked performance haha. Held about 8''-10'' high and actually shot high with the noslers.