I have been shooting a Remington 552 speedmaster for years. I never knew how accurate that rifle was until i put a scope on it. I can hit pop cans out to 250 yards on a regular basis if the wind is not blowing. Head shot a squirrel at roughly 80 yards on the first shot. My rifle prefers federal hollowpoint 36 grain bullets. I am not a big time long range shooter but a good scope on any decent rifle will make the average shooter an accurate shooter. Iam curious as to if a ruger carbine will shoot as good as my remington without all the extra mods.