I went and got overexcited when I was rifle shopping a few years ago and brought a Styer Pro mountain .308, Zeiss Durlyat, T8, Lupold rings and bases. the results I have got with it are variable to say the least and I don't think its me... but bad workman blames his tools and all that, that aside any help would be much appreciated, I'm not using it at the moment as I cant be doing with wounding things,(hasn't happened yet) seriously considering chopping it in for a Remmy 700, had a second hand one a few years ago now wishing I'd never sold it:
First thing, did I make a mistake going for the short barrel? - its a handy size and is nice to lug about on the hill, but will it affect accuracy at 200 yards+? Secondly what ammunition are people putting through pro hunters and pro mountains and achieving consistent results? Finally I've attached a pretty ropey pic of the forend, the gap down the side of the stock to the right of the barrel is 3-4mm and the stock is touching the barrel on the left side, not just at the forend but all the way down to the action- I'm aware of the styer stock been a bit flexible but surely not to this extent, and yes I've tried bending it back, gently, but it still ends up back as described.