I had a .243 WSSM K8. It was very accurate, but very picky about its preferred load. Also, bear in mind that the gas system will reduce your fps. Book loads for my .243 WSSM with 105 grain bullets and a 24" barrel listed for ~2850 fps. With 4" less barrel and the gas system, I got about 2575 fps, which did a great job of killing hogs, but wasn't what I expected. On the whole, I was quite happy with the rifle.