I have one of these with the heavy barrel from Dick's SG. I had it several months before mounting a 3-9 Variable scope on it and them trying to sight it in. I had a mother of a time trying to fill the clip. The shells would just explode out of the clip while trying to insert it into the gun and if it went in, they would jump out when I tried to close the bolt. Also, if I got a shell to start chambering with the forward action of the bolt, it would go sideways, get distorted, and scare hell out of me! Anyways, I finally got to load some single shot and got on the paper but these shots were all over the place. Anyone else have anything like this happen with one of these? I had same gun in an 17HMR and didn't have any probs at all. If I didn't know better, I'd say Savage tried to cut some corners with these smaller shells and us a 22 clip-or at least a jacked up version of one!