Thanks for the response. The rifle has slotted screws. At my age, I am not going to be hunting any more. I do like punching holes in paper.
I don't know that I want to build a full blown bench gun but really would like to have something better and more stable than I have.
I think your build for a hunting rifle would move me into a more capable rifle and is probably the way I would go.
I am going to shoot what I have Friday and may just wander down to the gunsmith and get some input from them. They do a lot of work for shooters in the Phoenix area and have never steered me wrong.
I will keep your input in mind. Thank you.