no bets, no guesses, but let us know how it shoots.
Bedding is huge, I will hazard it will do under an inch now, trigger & bore will limit it some, maybe you smoothed both of those out too?
It looks great, by the way.
The Hags bore is shiney bright and sharp. The trigger is now just under 4 pounds and an overtravel screw in the mix,,3 3/4 with plenty of sear engagement at the top to make sure for the thumb spin safety. Gonna stick a wire look on the cocking piece one of these days,,,,,,will shoot her soon.
Love the bolt handle mod - looks very Mannlicher! That's actually a very good round, although a strange rim - I've seen these shoot quite well, but never an inch which probably had as much to do with the shooter as the gun. The reds fielded a lot of these as sniper rifles so they must have had some good potential for match conditioning, and I doubt their armorers had your skills and knowledge or even JB - LOL. The gun does apparently do very well in all environmental conditions, too. I'm interested in the results you get from those improvements - good luck!
Well, Sam, she may not be beautiful but I'll bet you're going to get at least 1.5" groups out of her with the bedding and trigger over-travel screw installed. That's a very distinctive bolt handle job.