About a month ago, I picked up my 338 Edge from my gunsmith to break in the barrel and do a little load development. I bedded the action and was able to get some 0.400”-ish groups at 110 yards with the 92gr H-1000, 300 SMK load with the bullets about 0.010” off the lands. They were shooting about 2800 fps. I took the gun back to have it bead blasted and machined for the bigger Wyatt’s magazine. I picked it up again and just got back from shooting it today. The load that initially gave me the ½” groups has now opened up to nearly 2” at the same 110 yard distance. Velocity is the same. I switched out the EGW base with a Nightforce base and aside from that, I didn’t change anything. The gun is a 700 Remington in and HS precision stock. NXS 5.5-22 X 56 scope with NF rings. One thing I noticed is that the stock fits much more tightly in the recoil lug area than it did before the bead blasting. Does bead blasting “swell” the metal a bit? My gunsmith is out of the state for the next two weeks so I thought I’d try a post here in the mean time. Any other areas to potentially look? Thanks!