A few years ago I bought a Rem 700 VSF in 308. It never grouped well, normally around 1.5-2 inches at 100 yds, so I had it rebarrelled by a reputable barrel maker. The new barrel wouldn't shoot well either at around 1.5 inches with my best reloads. The gunsmith wanted nothing to do with it and said it was just me and there would be nothing wrong with the barrel, but I was not convinced because I had other factory rifles which shot twice as well with half the effort. I then asked another gunsmith for advice and he said the action "looked" fine and it is probably the barrel. I bought a Tikka rifle to replace it and its the most accurate rifle i have ever owned giving consistent .4 inch groups so I decided to go for something a bit different and had the Rem re-rebarrelled to 20BR. Now I have a 20BR that doesn't group! The effort I put into the reloads should be giving me benchrest quality performance, but it doesn't. Experts have told me that blue printing is only fine tuning and wont bring a 1.5 inch group down to .5 inch groups, but surely I haven't had three bad barrels in a row on the same gun. Has anyone got any ideas other than throwing this gun in the creek?