Originally Posted by o2bwest
Thanks for the quick and thoughtful replies. So many forums are stingy with information or completely inactive, you guys are refreshing.
I have thought about a trigger job and floating and bedding. I will probably start with the trigger. I really like my rifle and I am looking forward to getting better with it. Once I get to the point where I can consistently shoot well out to 600yds with this rifle I intend to put together a 1000yd rig. I've been coveting a LR-1000.
As far as hand loading goes; I have no experience. The thought of buying the equipment and taking the time to develope a load for my rifle is pretty daunting. I have been saving my brass though, so I must anticipate doing it at some point.
Order Hornady's 8th edition loading manual and read all of the stuff in the first few chapters about ammo, ballistics, and reloading.
It will help you a lot.
If you check on Amazon and Ebay you can probably even find one used.
I would also strongly encourage you to go ahead and do the bedding and floating while you have it pulled to do the trigger job.
You can waste a hell of a lot of ammo if you don't and still end up having to do it in the end.
When I get a new or used rifle those are the first two things I do.