Exactly what is going on...I think that there is some confusion about what the definition of Bolt Bounce is. My understanding of what the op is describing is a condition where the bolt is rotated all the way down and when you pull the trigger and the firing pin accelerates forward, the bolt handle actually jumps up. Sometimes its only a very very small amount, sometimes it jumps over a quarter inch up. I have a rifle woth this condition and it is not normal and definitely affects accuracy. It also causes a huge shift in your reticle when dry firing, which would usually be indicative of poor shooting/trigger control technique. In this case it is not. It is a problem with the rifle. I can't say for sure that this is what's going on, but it very well could be.
Are you shooting off a bipod? I have seen the vertical happen on a bipod and bench and not being loaded that well into the rifle along with a weak rear bag such as one for grab and run in prs.The gun shoots 3/8"groups all day long. the groups are always a horizontal line. the groups are pretty consistent from the middle then left of center.
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