I've owned my rifle now for 6 months. It's a BSA CF2 in .270 and as far as I can tell, there's really nothing wrong with it. It shoots alright, the stock looks nice, it's a real piece of British engineering which is probably a little older than I am and I bet has a few stories to tell.
The thing is, for whatever reason, I just don't feel as if I get on with it. With the moderator on it feels cumbersome and difficult to handle, the trigger is somehow too far forward for me to hold the grip in what feels like a natural position with my right hand, and each time I press the trigger I can't help worrying that I'm about to screw up the shot.
I've put almost 100 rounds through it since buying it, only one of which was aimed at a deer (which did its job) but I still don't feel happy with it.
Just not for any reason I can pinpoint! It's my first rifle, I saved up for it and pestered my wife to let me buy it, and I want to love it. But I can't.
I don't stalk often (couple of zero/practice sessions after buying it, a fallow early in March, took the rifle to the range last month to check zero and have a few practice shots, and tomorrow I'm out on fallow) so the rifle lives mostly in the cabinet.
Should I see if I can find something that I like better, practice more with what I've got, or just make do as its really not causing me any problems in its infrequent uses?
I fear I may be starting a slippery slope to becoming a serial rifle trader-in, never happy til I've had something else!