I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet!
Originally Posted by wbm
Sometimes a rifle just does not shoot well. No matter how many "thou" your projectiles are off the lands or what kind of "pills" you shoot. With all the work you have put into this one perhaps it is time to call it a day, use the factory ammunition it does best with and go hunting. Just sayin.
Plus I will only shoot a hunting rifle if I know it will consistently and accurately shoot where I'm aiming. I'm NOT going to shoot a rifle that might only wound an animal.
I'm going to try putting something between the barrel and the forearm to put some up pressure on the barrel. Mike at Nosler suggested shooting at 200 yards to see if the bullets will "go to sleep" by 200 yards and get consistent groups. Since I'm getting a few good groups at 100 yards and some bad groups, Ty at Barnes thought it might be a bedding problem. So I'm going to look into having the recoil lug and the receiver bedded by my gunsmith.
Even though this is a featherweight, its a new model 70. These are known for shooting well. I just have to figure out what's going on and fix it. Hopefully with all the experience and expertise on this forum, I can figure it out.