veitnamcam wrote:A good read. With the re bedding it may have lowered the action into the stock causing the lack of clearance.
I would remove the rubber spacer pronto and replace with steel or at least a hard plastic.
Sent from my SM-G800Y using Tapatalk
Thanks Cam, For years you reach into the gun safe and pick up the old faithful rifle. You scarce ever think about needing to put a round through it to check whether it is shooting straight until one day!!!!. I am amazed at the extrodinary run of bad luck that I had. Perhaps not bad luck, its more that the rifle was worn out and not just the barrel, it needed a complete recondition job done on it.
The trigger fault where it came into contact with the trigger guard is a new one on me. I have been around rifles most of my life and I would not have even looked there for the fault. Its thanks to those two boys, whom their Father says are destined to be mechanics, as all the Wife's side of the family are mechanics even the women.
I do believe the bedding was the cause and I have identified that the front pillar is a little high. The stock after all is only a piece of wood and a working rifle like the little Sako has been saturated and dried over night in the hut a thousand times causing all sorts of strains upon it.
I will replace the rubber spacer before I do much else. I am still on the look out for a good load as the 55gr Nosler solid base, boat tail projectiles are no longer made and I have used the last of mine. So what is the recipe for success in the 223 calibre now. Barrel 1x12 so probably limited to 60 grain max I do like the 55gr best.
Then its off to the range again.