Re: Trouble shooting tight groups
It sounds like your guy nailed it. If the trigger's too heavy and the stock isn't suited to precision shooting, then you'll have a tough time keeping at or under 1/2 MOA.
My preferred front rest with my featherweight Model 70 is a Harris benchrest bipod.
The thin fore end is very difficult to let lie still for best results even with a good trigger.
Here's a quick check list...
- action and barrel true
- barrel floated
- crown in good condition
- scope, bases, rings good and solid
- proper load workup
- correct twist for chosen bullet
- proper front and rear rest allowing the stock to track straight to the rear
- nothing touching the barrel while firing
- natural point of aim (bone support, muscle relaxation)
- cross hairs not moving when dry fired
- follow through and try to spot your shot
And, I'm a big believer in muzzle breaks although, there are situations when you don't want one.
Hope this helps.