Hey everyone. First post here 👋. Started my build at the beginning of the year. What I wanted was to take my savage 111 (pre accutrigger) in 338 win mag and make it shoot. I started with the stock and ordered a boyds pro varmint and glass bedded the action. I then threw an obnoxious bolt handle on it and ordered a barrel from Mcgowen. I ordered it at 27", 6 flutes, #6 contour, 1:9 twist, 11degree crown, and cerekote painted burnt bronze. Not a fancy high budget build at all but its enough to impress me and that's all that matters . Anyways I took it out last night to test the new set and I'm somewhat relieved knowing that I'm under and inch with boxed ammo. 5/8" 3 shot group at 100yds. The first 3 shots out of the barrel were to zero it so I really think it just might tighten up to that 1/2".....wishful thinking??? Rifle gained an extra 4lbs and doesn't kick nearly as bad. Ill be out testing boxed ammo for a little while until I get the reloading station set back up so ill make sure to give updates on 100yd groups and long range groups as that's what I've mainly built this for.