Originally Posted by Dr. Vette
I'd bed it.
If you've ever looked inside, the material that is installed as "bedding" looks like inexpensive yellow glue. There is just a daub of it under the lug, and it will peel right out of there.
Bed the action and I'd suggest you will see a difference.
Also think about adjusting the trigger down if you prefer a lower weight of pull.
I have never been impressed with the trigger on that rifle...It feels thick and chunky and it's so loose it moves side to side. I definitely need it adjusted bad. I prefer a VERY light trigger. I mean, the rifle is more than accurate enough for inside of 500 yards, which is all I use it for, but I want groups around 1/2 MOA out of a rifle that cost that much.
It shoots good, and I love the caliber, but I definitely expect (maximum) 1/2 MOA out of a $2,200 rifle with a $1,100 Zeiss on top of it... It's stomped plenty of deer since I bought it new in '08, but now that I'm in the works of a .25-06 AI that's more geared towards hunting, I plan on using the .257 Wby for more LR shooting and medium range deer, so I need to get it shooting as best as I can.
So, I hope none of yall took this to mean the rifle shoots bad, it's just not as good as I hoped it would, since none of my loads tend to shoot under 1/2 MOA (except on occasion), but more often around 3/4 MOA, which is still acceptable out to 500 yards or so, but I want it down to 2-2½" groups at 500. Then I'll be happy.