Right guys im after some advice, ill try to give as much information as possible without naming anyone however i need to get this issue resolved asap as its gone on now for 9 months.
in January i purchased a brand new rifle from a reputable gun shop, not my local but some distance away as they offered the best deal on my old rifle in part ex. the new rifle arrived & looked good except it was medium varmint barrel shoehorned into a sporter stock bending the stock & putting pressure on the action, no problem the shop ordered the correct stock & told me to come back when it arrived & gave me a receipt for it as they had already entered it on my ticket. new stock arrived about a week later & i travelled down to collect it no problems this time . i went home loaded some ammo along with some factory rounds i had & went out to run it in cleaning every round then every 3 as normal & per recommendations, after about 60rds i was getting concerned as it wasn't grouping better than 5-6inches but assumed it was something simple. personal tragedy overtook events then i i didn't look at it again for some time but collected a varying range of ammo to test when next an opportunity arose , when this time came i checked stock screws mounts scope etc & proceeded with various factory rounds & normal load development with 2 powders & 2 weight heads but still to no avail only getting it down to about 3".
i contacted the shop who were not interested & then the distributor who said to return it to the shop for them to check & if they couldn't get it to shoot for them to send it back to distributor. after a long time & many phone calls they sent it back without testing as they said they had no time, the distributor eventually confirmed a crowning problem & sent out another new replacement however somewhere along the line my brand new scope was damaged but no one cared & this had taken over 6 months in total.
the new rifle was transferred to my local RFD as i hadn't yet processed my 1-4-1 as i didn't know until i arrived that it was a new rifle that had been sent, i purchased another load of different ammunition from a couple of places & made some home loads & took it out to run in & try but yet again it had the same problems & wouldn't group with any ammo below 3 inches.
i called the retailer to return it who refused & now said i had to deal directly with the uk distributor however they did agree to this & arranged for it to be collected locally i enclosed a letter stating i no longer wished to have this rifle as i no longer had any confidence in it having had 2 without success & explained the costs incurred now amounted to over £300 in ammunition & several 160 mile round trips to the retailer & RFD.
i then received a telephone call confirming that apparently this rifle also had a crowning issue & that it was being re-crowned & once tested would be returned, totally ignoring my letter.
i then received a message stating it now fired 1" groups but only with a very specific ammo in a specific weight & that it didn't work with bullets above this weight & my RFD called the same day to say the gun was there waiting for me. i have collected the gun but after trying again tonight have failed to get it to shoot less than 2.5 inch group with the same head bullet as stated in the email. all testing & running in has been done off a bench-rest with 25mag scope at 100m for accuracy.
im now at a loss as what to do i really like the action but its useless if it wont shoot & im feeling pressured into accepting something that is useless to me & the retailer is no longer interested what advice can you give me guys i'm feeling very disheartened & really cant afford the loss as im a student & money dose not come easy these days?