For those that have followed my .257 Weatherby story you know my frustrations, for those that haven't it can be found with a simple search of my user name.
Anyway, I finally got a chance to see what the new Fibermark stock would do for me. I screwed it on "stock" to see what it would do before bedding, floating etc.
In addition to putting the new stock on, I cleaned the begeezers out of the barrel to make sure it was down to the bare metal before trying to do load work up with the 100 grain Barnes TSX.
Following are four of the groups I fired with the gun the other night. The groups with "4831" on them are the IMR version.
None were remotely acceptable, but how about the target with 76.5 grains of RL25...two bullets making one hole and then one 6 inches to the right...holy smokes
So, what is going on with this beast? I am getting mighty frustrated with this smokepole...almost to the point of throwing in the towel on it.
All groups were fired at 100 yards. The smallest group was right at 2" CtoC with the 75.5 grains of RL25.