Hylander, Nice write-up!! good pics! I like the camo also. Sounds like you know your way around a rifle action. I'm new to forum and considering buying a Savage also. So, Im encouraged by your write-up. I'm sure you'll have the predator shooting under 1/4 inch in no time! Keep posting results I'd enjoy following your progress. If its any consolation, I have an Anshutz bolt rifle that requires the same manipulation of the magazine in order to seat it properly. Good shootin' to Ya'