I'm new here, so here goes...
I've got a Rem 700 ADL 300WM sporter type rifle with light barrel and synthetic stock.
All "stock" except for self adjusted trigger ("breaks like glass" at a very light weight). Has a cheap 5-20x50 scope and a bipod. I've got maybe $600 tops invested in whole rifle.
I've killed many deer with this combo (some over 400 yards) but never did any serious LR shooting other than sighting in. 2-3 inches high at 100 lets me hold dead on to 300, at 400 I hold just over the back and knock them down.
Yesterday I tried some Fed Prem 165 Barnes TS factory ammo and shot a few 3 shot groups (.95 on the micro, that was measured farthest outside edge of holes). IIRC that would be a .65 group with taking away one bullet diameter, correct? Pictures available
So, my question is, is there anything worth doing on this rifle? Should I try reloading for this limited use (kicks like an SOB 'cause it's so light) rifle?
My only complaint once the light barrel gots hot, it starts getting inconsistant, with flyers every shot or two. When cool, it shoots way better than I can.
Thanks for advice