Originally Posted by ShootnMathews
My suggestions are
1) check the end of the forearm for contact with the barrel. Contact here can cause huge erratic issues. I just worked on a gun for my dad that was bound at the forearm tip. Shot about a 14" group at 100 yards. I free floated it and with the same ammo shoots 2" groups.
2) over tightening the ring screws on vortex scopes binds the internals. Vortexes have slightly lighter tubes than the more expensive scopes and need to be torqued properly on the rings. Not just cranked down by hand. They are quality scopes though.
3) I have yet to have that Hornaday superformace shoot well in any gun I've tried it in. Try some federal ammo. Seems to do a little better for consistency in my experience.
Checking these in this order I believe will help you
Perfect. Great advice. I talked to the guy at Vortex this morning and he told me the exact same thing although I'll tell ya, after review, my ring screws were not overly tight. It HAS to be the stock. I'm not good enough to justify a $500.00 stock but a new stock nevertheless, is in my future. Oh! Torque wrench is on the way. Thanks a lot for your input.