Hello all, just now getting started from Sylva, NC and wanted to introduce my rifle to you more than myself! About 5 years ago my parents bought me a rifle for Christmas. Ah I was ecstatic. Remington 700 ADL from Walmart, .30-06. For the first year I hunted with the scope that it came with (Mmmm so much quality there!!) After that I replaced it with a Leupold VXI 3-9X40. It didnt take long to find out that Hornady SST's were what my rifle liked. BUT my problem was with consistency. 4-5 shots and then I held a tighter pattern with a shotgun. I was kind of depressed. After much flipping through forums I found just the inspiration I needed through Trebark's Nephew's Rifle. I knew then that I wanted a rifle that was capable of shooting close to that consistently! I went straight to Boyd's and ordered a Classic stock in Pepper Laminate. Upon arrival and much searching I found some Acraglas gel to glass bed the stock. (Already very much free floated but wanted to tighten the recoil lug up while at it). An elderly friend of mine who is very well experienced helped me with this project ( I was terrified after reading the one piece guns that people had after forgetting release agent, but everything went flawlessly). Brought it home and set it up for a few days, and then decided to go to the gunsmith and grab a set of Leupold mounts and bases while I was at it! This is where I am now, hoping to get to sight in tomorrow and see how it does with the modifications! Also lowered the trigger pull to the vicinity of 2 pounds, factory Remington X Mark but very crisp and no over travel. With my limited amount of experience behind the trigger it is plenty for me! Tossing around the idea of sending the VX-I to the custom shop to have turrets changed, at the moment it has friction adjust ( I'm not a fan) is there any turrets I could go to that I can set and put a cap over, but still be able to take the caps off and target shoot with if given the opportunity? Right now I am a student at WCU so I am not being able to really spend the time hunting that I want, but I know this rifle is going to be with me for a lifetime. Why not make it right the first time, right?