My Mom had a 742 carbine in 30-06. It shot factory fairly well, but I could not keep 5 of my H4831 reloads inside a paper plate at 100 yds.
Then a I got the bright idea to try some IMR 3031 under the 165 gr ballistic tip. That little carbine started printing 1.5 moa.
Short barrel Remmys can be taught to shoot.
People used to say: "It's a free country!"
.........You just don't hear that much anymore.