I'm willing to bet most of us have bought a gun we were excited about, only to have it fall somewhere between "overhyped" and "complete pile of junk". I'd rather read more positive posts. Tell us about your diamond in the rough, beater or cheapie that turned out to be surprisingly accurate, reliable (or both!) that you had to shoot again...and again...just to be sure it wasn't a fluke. I've had a few, but most recently a Savage MkII I picked up at a gun show over the weekend. $150, stuck a junk Simmons 4x32 with tilted crosshairs on it (if you look really close, you'll see the scope is turned. Tried to split the difference) and tried it with 5 different kinds of ammo. 25yards, 5 shot groups. Federal HV Match was the worst, followed by CCI mini-mags. CCI SV and Eley Match did the best, and it actually shot Winchester Wildcats better than any rifle I own has. Far exceeded my expectations, but now I'm going to have to get a decent scope on it. What's yours? ETA: I'm ashamed to admit I didn't clean the rifle prior to shooting it... Just a bore-light to make sure there were no obstructions and shooting it went.