One of the guys I work with was given one of these chambered in .308. As this person didn't have any real experience with firearms he asked me to take him along to my next range trip and help him familiarize himself with the gun. I don't think the gun had ever been fired, so we gave it a quick cleaning and a little lube and then fired 4 shots. Not on the paper at 50 yrds. Got out the bore sighter, got the scope lined up better; and fired another 4 rnds. Grouped well, but not on the bull. Couple clicks up and over where it needed to be and we had some bulls-eye action. As we were both shooting, my new gun owner friend more so than my self, I asked to put a group thru it at 100 yrds. I settled it all nicely on the sand bags and did my best trigger control/breathing I could through all 4 rounds. We were using cheap walmart .308 perfecta ammo, nothing sexy at all....I had a lovely 1.3 inch group out there when we walked down and checked the paper. Later when I looked up what these guns run new, I was shocked. Great value( $300 with a scope from wally world?), surprising performance... we had the same sorta sticky/sloppy play bolt with our gun but practice and some grease it did well. I was impressed, not very pretty but effective.
That which does not kill us only makes us stronger...