Originally Posted by gih
The new rifle has been inconsistent compared to same shooter on a rifle that isn't as good.
Your scope is doing just what mine was doing. When I realized it was the problem, (same symptoms on 2 different rifles,) I took it off and never looked back.
Take the scope off and shoot the rifle with iron sights and see how well it does. I am sure you are more accurate with it than 5MOA with iron sights; if it drops the 5 MOA then you, (either need more practice,) or know the rifle is junk.
I have never seen a rifle shoot that bad, I would think the rifle is ok.