That's basically what I did in the end. Once I got the black oxide off the raceway it worked the way it should. As for accuracy I have no complaints at all. When I bought the rifle there was no brass available so I loaded up some once fired Federal I had laying around. The load used was a 169.5 gr Wildcat Boat-tail ( I had a couple of boxes Richard Graves sent me years ago. ) set back .003 off the lands. I went from 42grs IMR 4064 to 43.5 in 1/2 gr increments using Fed 210M primers. The 43gr load shot the best with a 3 shot group at .45 MOA. The 42gr. was the worst at .56 MOA. I didn't bother to put them over the Chrony. For a load just thrown together with what I had on hand I'm pretty happy.
I've got some Lapua brass and 168 SMK's coming any day that should really tell the story.
At present I have a Sheppard scope with Warne Maxim rings mounted that I took off one of my other rifles. There's a Nightforce 3.5 x 15 x 56 NXS & rings in the near future as well.
The rifle itself is as advertized. I have the M-4 stock on mine and it's not as flimsy as the pictures would suggest. The cheek piece does tend to move around a bit though.
BTW..........thanks for the imput.