Originally Posted by Wookie316
Is it a Finnlight? I had a 300 WSM in a Finnlight that didn't shoot good enough for me. It was fine for most, but I like to shoot bug eyes. That rifle stuggled to shoot a MOA at 100yards. I have had many othe Sako 75 S/S that shot very well though.
Seems to be a bad one in every bunch.
For $800 I'd be more inclined to ditch the barrel for a new one. I know in Canada I could have a Ted Gaillard barrel installed for less than that. He is well known up here for building very good barrels.
I have 4 rifles with his barrels & everyone is great.
I also have a Finnlight and if you check out the thread I posted you will see that they do not have a recoil lug. The recoil is transmitted to the stock through the tang of the receiver which is NOT a good set up. The non bedded tupperware stock without pillars is not a good platforn for accuracy and consistancy.
There may be a problem with the barrel, but IMO it is more likely with the stock and/or lack of recoil lug. I would never rebarrel a rifle back into that stock. That would be the same as putting a string of pearls on pig. You still end up with a pig.
My suggestion, fix the stock and recoil problems before rebarreilng. The barrel is very likely to be good and then you have wasted a perfectly good barrel.