and colt only requires a 5 MOA 10 shot group from the factory, which for 1k I'd expect more.
I have seen you post this a couple of times.
Do you have a link or something to back this up?
I have never seen an accuracy requirement other than for M855 shot out of a military rifle, and that IS like 6 MOA but that is because of the ammo and the way it is constructed, not because of the base rifle.
So, hook us up with a link.