Originally Posted by Lefty7mmstw
If it aint' broke.....
Except it's broke, in my opinion. The groups are mostly in the 2" range, at 100 yards, or worse. A few better.
What's the point of a scope if your pattern is going to be 8" at 300 yards.... That, plus the other variables means that you have a 250yrd gun. I have a 30-30 that does better.
So I really should restate the question:
If you are going to develop loads for a gun, would you free float the barrel first and then work up loads, or try and see if the factory "bumped" barrel is OK?
BTW -- its not a heavy barrel. Just a standard sporter....