I would like to know what kind of accuracy you are getting at 25 and 50 yards ?
I’m having a problem with group size, It seems more like a pattern than a group.
My rifle is not consistent in that I will put 4 shots inside of the 2.00" bulls eye at 50 yds then I get two flyer’s that are 3.50" from the rest of the group low and left . I went to a fresh target and my shots are all over the place. one will go high right, the next low left off of the target then the third shot will be six inches high centered over the bulls eye, then the next 5 shots are grouped nice and neat inside the 2.00" bulls eye. I’ve repeated this several times with the same results. Had my hunting buddy try it and got the same results. If I was shooting a consistent 4.00" group I would be happy.
It does not matter if I use my hand loads or factory ammo (124 gr. Blazer Brass ) . I’ve used 122 GR. lead and 124 GR. jacketed bullets for hand loads. Powder used is Power Pistol and HS-6 both of which have worked well in my handgun . I have Winchester 231 and Accurate # 5 powder that I can try also.
It could be the bullets. I have some 115 GR. Hornady HAP bullets that are supposed to be a quality accurate bullet and will try them.
I’ve put just about every M*CARBO upgrade on my rifle and the trigger kit improved the trigger a lot, also installed the flip up peep sight . I’ve gone over the rifle to make sure everything has been installed correctly and it is, the rifle function is good no problems with that.
A little about my background, I’ve been an aircraft mechanic and inspector for 40 years. My reason for telling you this is so that you understand that I pay very close attention to detail when reloading or installing parts.
Maybe I’m expecting more than the rifle is capable of.