Hey all, got this .308 back together after bedding the new stock, brought out some factory ammo I had laying around just to see. I have a very capable reloading friend who is going to help me develop a load, but I would love to learn as much as I can here as well. Hoping to get some clues as to where to start on load development. First 5. Cheap Federal blue box 180's. 1st shot was cold bore, 1st shot after reassembly, next 4 into approx 1/2" @ 100. Yes! Next group with Hornady precision Hunter 178 eldx. 3 shots, 2" Next group, same load 2 1/4". Rifle is a Savage with a factory barrel. I would love to run the eldx 178s in my handload if I can get it to shoot. Open to suggestions though. Seating depth issue? How likely is it that the rifle just doesn't like that bullet? Is there anything I can learn from the good group to get me headed toward a better load with a better bullet? Thanks in advance! Eric Edit: I see photos did not post. I'll try to add them again, but they are just the groups. Nothing funny in group shapes.