Bought my brother a Savage 11 left hand 22"bbl in 7mm-08 for hunting deer. Cleaned the barrel before taking it to the range for the first time (a must in my opinion with factory rifles). While cleaning I checked the twist and it kept adding up to 9.5" like it's supposed to be, so no surprise there. Bought some Factory ammo, Remington 140gr AccuTip boattail. Demn things keyholed all over the place, perfect sideways bullet holes, the ones that hit the target. Did not chronograph but recoil felt like run-of-the-mill 140gr 7mm-08 load, not light. Pulled a cartridge and the bullet measures. 1.263", case had 45gr of what looks like w-760. Cartridges measure 2.775"-2.780". Freebore of the chamber is from New York to California. Too long to sit the 140gr Remington Accutip or a 140 Sierra SPBT at the lands and still remain in the case. Recovered one bullet that was stuck sideways in the 2x4 on the side of the target board, and the rifling engraving on the bullet looks normal, no different from other bullets I recovered from other rifles/cartridges. I will send my brother out to test some handloads next weekend but would appreciate some input and guesses as to what caused the bullets to tumble. I hope it's just the ammo.