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I had the same problem with mine. I called Savage and asked what was the factory standard for expected accuracy. The reply was 1 inch or better at 100yds. I sent mine back and 3 weeks later received a new rifle with factory target dated and signed by a tech 3 shots .8 of an inch, with Federal Gold Medal 40gr solid. I never feel that sending a rifle back is bad, when they come back they have normally been through the custom shop, to find, fix, or replace with a documented accurate rifle.
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i bought a savage mk II in January. when i first shot it the groups were 1.5". but after about 500 rounds, it is a sub .75moa shooter and .5moa shooter with eley. most 22s run better dirty, i never clean mine. try putting 500rnds thru it then use some good qualtiy ammo and see how it does.
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Best advice I can give is to begin with PROVEN ACCURATE scope. I keep a darlin' of a 12 X Leupold for this express reason. It's only job now is to be put on newly aquired rifles and pistols to test ammo and accuracy. JUST BECAUSE A SCOPE IS NEW DOES NOT MAKE IT RIGHT. I learned that the hard way with many wasted hours on the range with a substandard piece of glass. Will not happen again. I am too old to waste time.