I will try to make a long story short but here is my problem. I have five Sako / Tikka rifles and each one has to have two fouling shots before maintaining point of impact. All are sub MOA after the fouling shots but this past hunting season I missed an easy shot at 200 yards. Easy being out of a large box stand with a solid rest and a still shot. The day before I got caught in the rain and the rifle got thoroughly soaked so I dried it off, wiped the outside with an oily rag, removed and oiled the bolt and let it drain over night being careful not to get oil down the bore. Went to the range the next day and it was dead on after another fouling shot. A couple of days later the same thing happened but went to the range before hunting with the exact same results. Has anyone else experienced this problem and if so what if any was the solution. Right now I am thinking about selling two or three and replacing them with a custom rifle
. The reason is I have a guided elk hunt scheduled for me and my son next year and I don't want to run into this problem. The rifle I was going to elk hunt with is a 270wsm Tecomate. Wondering do I stick with the 270wsm or go larger but I want to use it on deer also. Do not want to spend 4 to 5 grand on a rifle I will only use once in a while. Was thinking 270wsm with the 165gr Matrix bullets.