I had one of the early ones. accuracy was passable but not great, it made sense before the Ruger, if you couldn't afford a Steyr. Not so much now. Mine had an occasional mag hiccup, wouldn't lock in. I bought a replacement mag and REALLY had to file on it to get it to work. Savage had changed their mags 3 times IIRC. The Ruger is the go to Scout, and I also own a Steyr.