I have a Stevens 200 in 7mm-08 and I am using the factory barrel. It is a good shooter and I am not really trying to put a new barrel on it until this one burns out. I am starting to log my cold bore shots with this rifle. I am consitently shooting my 300yd cold bore shot 6-8" high. After the CB, POI falls into compliance and groups good. Is this normal with Factory barrels? I will admitt the stick on my Stevens is quite skinny. I have a friend that has a Rem 770 in 270 Winch and I'll be damned if that thing at 300yds wont put a CB shot 1-2" to the right of warm barrel POI every time. The 770 has a thicker barrel on it too. Does barrel thickness have anything to do with it also? I'm not really worried about the CB POI being high, I just know where to hold now for a CB shot. I was just wondering if this is a normality with factory barrels.