Finally found the problem...
It was me. . . . again.
When I got the rifle from Kirby per my instructions he put the least expensive available stock on it as I would restock it myself.
It shot lights out w/the cheapie B&C but was uncomfortable and the forearm was way too flexible.
The pillar and skim bedding was so outstanding I didn't want to mess with it or try to do as well myself on a start from square one stock.
I started developing my design around the cheapie B&C stock. The idea was to fabricate a prototype and have it duplicated later.
I extended the forearm w/a piece of pine and bunches of Bondo and JB Weld. W/the 30" bbl and brake it looked a lot better w/the 3" addition. It also added more distance between the rear bag and bipod.
Next I built up the bottom of the butt stock to make it parallel to the line of bore. This worked out well as recoil was straight back and helped spotting shots. Here again pine and lots of Bondo and JB Weld was applied.
Next was raising the top of the stock. I built it up straight back from the tang to the butt. More Bondo and JB Weld. No pine this time.
Next I formed sufficient palm swells on both sides as I didn't and still don't know when my right eye is gonna not be up to standard. So far so good..
Felt clunky. Hmmmm, need a thumbhole. Went to cutting, drilling, forming until it came around right. More Bondo and JB.
By the time the thumb hole was excavated sufficiently the upper rear of the pistol grip was about gone with nothing but Bondo and JB between the comb and tang.
It cracked awhile back and remedied w/a bolt up through the bottom to top of the pistol grip.
Shot great until I started this thread when the temp was well below zero. The cold weather and inability of stuff to stick to tupperware stocks did her in.
Form is still good for replication when I get around too it. . .
Had another Rem 700 tupperware stock that I got from a member here. Roughly fitted it to the barreled action. Fired three shot @ 100 and she appears to be back to normal. 3 shots ~ 0.50 MOA.
I fully bedded it this morning and will confirm things by the week end.
I want to take it on a woof hunt next Wed. If not I'll drag out the 375 AM and hope I don't have to do the snow shoe thing.
Its great to have my baby back but I burned up way too many shots getting it figured out. Berger best hurry up w/their new bullet offering in .277. I only have a few hundred Wildcats left.