Re: Custom barrel - accuracy expectations
If you plan on keeping the rifle for a long time, yes squaring the action and a match barrel would be the next option. I sure would think you could achieve better accuracy from a factory rifle than you are. Especially reloading for it.
Is the stock pillared and bedded? What factory stock? Have you had a good smith look at it? For $750 you should be able to have your action squared and have a match barrel chambered, threaded, crowned, and installed. With what you already have done you pretty much will have a custom rifle after the barrel.
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