In the condition it's in now, I can't get any tighter than 2.5"to 3" groups. When I first got the rifle it had a trigger pull weight of 4.9 lbs!
Some may like a trigger pull that heavy, but I don't. I replaced the trigger with a Rifle Basix adjustable unit and set it at 16 OZ.(Lyman trigger pull gauge) and that's much better. it's a 22-250 and that is the reason for the light pull. According to the S/N, the rifle was made in 1977(3.2 million), so who knows how many owners it has been through! I have thought about a new stock, but I think I would like to make it shoot like the one I had back in the 70s. It was a pre 64, and was in better shape! and I was allot younger too!lol! It would do 1.5" at 200 yards more often than not, but as I said it was in good shape and I had bought it from the man that had bought it new. BTW the groups shot were with Federal 55GR
soft points, and also a few handloads I had tried. Don't have the info in front of me, but it was Varget and both 50 and 55GR poly tipped bullets. They were the smaller of the test shots I made, so I think this rifle has potential. Any ideas will be appreciated! Thanks. Doug