I'm new to the forum. I've done several searches on various topics and seem to end up here a lot so I thought I might as well join the ranks. My wife bought me left handed Browning 25-06 after hearing about my fondness for the cartridge as a kid. I primarily want to use the rifle for hunting deer and maybe the occasional prairie dog and coyote. I've hand loaded since I was a teenager and know the ins and outs fairly well. The rifle wears a Nikon Monarch 5-20x44 held in place by Leupold bases and rings. Now for my issue. I've spent considerable money on bullets, Speer 87 and 120 GR Nosler Bal tips 115, Accubond, Partitions 115 and 120. Powders include RL 19, 25 Retumbo, IMR 7828 and soon to be IMR 4831. Primers were CCI 250 and Winchester WLR. Brass has been the same lot of Hornady. I've experimented with seating depths from .015 to .060 off the lands. I'm not a fanatic about cleaning but it has been cleaned regularly. Most of my loads have been on the warm side of things. (I don't mind sacrificing 100fps or so for accuracy if I wanted a 257 Bob I would have got one.) After all of this I am the proud owner of a rifle that will throw a very impressive group once in a while but then throws the exact same load into 1.5 to 2.0 inches at 100 yards. What's everyone's experiences with the X bolt, reloading, gun smithing and anything else I might be overlooking that May help me get things under an inch consistently with a good hunting bullet. My wife's X bolt 7mm-08 is a 1/2 inch gun easy with loads it likes. Do I just need to accept the fact that my 25-06 is a 1.5 inch gun.