I've heard that free floating a sporter contoured barrel isn't necessarily a good thing. I recently pillar-bedded my savage (which has a sporter weight barrel) into a Boyd's laminate stock and free-floated the barrel. Sadly, I had my groups go from 3/4" at 100 yards to 1.5", no matter what load I tried (and i have tried several). After wedging business cards between the barrel and the stock (near the end of the forearm) to put pressure on the barrel, my groups improved again. Has anyone else had this experience after free floating their sporter weight barrels? And also, what barrel contours work best free-floated? I plan on rebarreling this rifle soon and want to free float the barrel so that I will have a more consistant POI when shooting from different positions/different rests. I was planning on getting something in the #5 range (0.7" - 0.75" diameter at the barrel's end). Do you fellas with some build experience think that having a free floated, medium contour barrel, pillar bedded into a laminate stock will get me the consistency that I'm looking for? All insight will be greatly appreciated!