I have been reading up all the great information on hear and decided to start doing some trial and error on my rifle... I have a stock Weatherby mk v ULW in 300 weatherby. I used to shoot with harris swivel bipods but I read numerous posts that say bipods inhibit a rifles accuracy for numerous reasons. So I took them off. I have also read that light contour barrels sometime benefit using a pressure point on the barrel and some react well with floating the barrel. A remedy that I wanted to try was to shim the action to allow for floating the barrel using a cut up hard plastic card. When doing this, the barrel raised slightly up but was stillin contact with the pressure points built in to the bell and carlson stock. Also, the stock hugs the barrel all the way down to the receiver on both sides. Even if I was able to take the pressure point out of the equation to try a floated barrel, it would not be floated due to the side walls of the stock touching the barrel throughout the entire length. I took the shims out and went out to the range to see if it was more accurate without the bipods. Accuracy seemed to improve greatly at 100 and 300 yeards. My question is as follows from where I can go from here: 1. Should the stock only be touching the barrel at the front pressure point at the tip of the stock for best accuracy? 2. Should I sand the side walls of the barrel channel so only the pressure point touches and try shooting it then? 3. Should I try shimming the action again to try a floated barrel to see if this is worth sanding the pressure poitn out permanently? I would like to get this down to .5" grouping consistently. FYI - My dad handloads for me and I am shooting 180 gr accubonds with 80 grs. of H4831. We have also talked about increasing the OAL as weatherby puts a lof of head space in their chambers and also increasing powder charge to 82.5 grains as I have read numerous guys shooting this powder and charge and being the best pet load. Thanks for your imput!