I agree with Mike. For a hunting rifle you have a great set up. Good trigger, good optics and a free floated barrel. With the rifles that Iv seen free floated it does improve accuracy and I can see where a non-free floated gun would change point of impact from day to day. Iv seen some guns that are floated all the way back to the recoil lug and still didnt group as well as guns floated like yours. With the right load (or just the right factory load) your gun should shoot under 1". And if it doesnt, thats ok too. Youre shooting at roughly a 6" vital zone on whitetails so even a 2" group will do the job. Thats where the term "minute of whitetail" comes into play.