I shot a few 100 and 200 yard groups with one chambered in .223 Remington and it lived up to its reputation. Luckily off the bench one can settle the rifle firmly into a rest and wrestle that trigger; which I would optimistically reckon pulls at about 7-8lbs. After market improvments are available from Rifle Basix. The Sharpshooter scope is not that sharp, but did its part. If it were me I would opt for the naked rifle and contribute a few more pennies into a better piece of glass and mounts.
Now behold – these are representative 100 yard groups (not cherry picked for glory) from a 300 buck rifle…can you say ‘0.5MOA or less’?