The barrel is free floated and action is pillar bedded from the factory. I'm not modding my rifle and didn't really make this thread looking for ideas on what to do about my rifle. My rifle shoots a nice group, albeit with a single bullet. This thread is more of a follow up to things I read about the Howa 6.5x55 before I bought it. Its just in none of those discussions had someone tried multiple types of factory/handloaded ammo and reported their findings. Those were simply someone saying they were getting poor groups with their Howa.
New gun, same ol' shot.