Definately put the cart in front of the horse but what can I say... I'm a sucker for good glass.
I scrubbed the barrel clean and got much better groups today. Also let the gun cool more. Now that the temps are out of the 90's it is a bit easier.
Shot a couple of .9 inch groups with Federal/Barnes TSX so there is progress being made.
So far I can tell the gun likes a completely cooled barrel (duh right) and for me to put my left hand on the forend to help with recoil.
Thank for the good advice everyone.