That doesn't sound like BS....afterall, we all know how important the relationship is of the stock and the action mating..... and shoot, them screws is what what holds em together
So I'm supposin the best way to work it is: pick ANY load that shoots decent, do a group or two at each torque setting within acceptable torque values, say 30 - 60 or 65 if it's pillar bedded, and see which one shoots better. That close to what y'all been doin?
After you find the smallest groups, now do a load workup? I'm headed out today to shoot that 4831sc and I think I just might have to adjust my plan a little.....hmmmmmmm.....
Infact, the more I think about it, the more this makes sense. I've always had my action screws really snug. Right now they're the tightest they've ever been at 65 by recommendation of the smith that bedded it, the Tq wrench mfg, and a couple other sources. This might be why I can't seem to get decidedly better than a MOA. What increments do you find make a difference? 5in/lb increments about as close as you go? Thanks for putting that out there!
P.S. sorry for getting too far off your topic, didn't intend to hijack :-(