That Range Report I Promised.
I did finally get the Swede to the range last weekend. The good news: it no longer strings vertically, and the groups are about half the size they were before with the barrel free-floated.
The bad news: It’s about a 2 MOA rifle with the ammo that would shoot 3/4″ groups with the barrel preloaded, and that’s not good enough.
There are some options I could pursue; a synthetic stock or an aluminum V-block embedded in the forend to stabilize a preload screw, but I’ve been tinkering with this rifle for more than ten years now – it’s time to move on to something else.