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  1. I know the military produced many fine snipers armed wht the M40 and M24. It is also obvious that there are many tack driving .308s in the world. That said, my Hvy Barrel M700 is driving me to drinking. I have been shooting groups and doing my due diligence with load development. The rifle shows flashes of greatness and potential. It often shoots 1/2 moa 5 shot groups. Just as often it shoots 1 to 1 1/4" groups. Many times I have put 4 in one ragged hole only to have the group ruined by a flyer that more than doubled the size of the group. If you took the average of all the groups fired it would be somewhere between .8 to .9 inches. In short, the guns is capable but not consistent. I'm sure I can improve it with a better trigger, and I would like to play about with the seating depth. However,..... It was my intent to put it in a chassis and turn it into a magazine fed competitor for precision rifle matches. For that reason, I have been loading to mazagine length OAL. (2.810" max). When loaded to that depth, the throat is long enough to have bullet freebore more that 200 thousanths. I could seat it out another 080 and still run in an Accuracy International magazine, but thats still more bullet jump than I would like. Even if I were willing to load it single shot, a bullet seated anywhere near the lands is barely in the neck with all but the heaviest bullets. Go really heavy and the bullet has the trajectory of a mortar round. Maybe a custom chamber Palma throated barrel is the answer. Don't know. Suggestions?
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