After many practice outings and trying many different kinds of ammo, I feel that this Marlin 881 bolt should be shooting better than it does. Let me state the facts so far. I belong to a gun club and shoot twice a week. I feel that human error can be ruled out. Out of the MANY ammos I have tried, I have the best group with the Federal Champions 40gr lead bullet. (510). At which I feel is not a good group. The groups in shots of five, the two farthest away from each other are about 2.5-3.0" apart. I would asume that at 50 yds the group should be tighter. I am thinking more in terms of a group of five should be contained in a space of a silver dollar! The gun and scope were bought in 1994. The scope is a tasco 4x32. I took the gun to a reliable gunsmith. I like the guy and is very popular with people around here who all think he is good. He said the gun checks out good with no known problems that he could see. My question is this: Is this gun capable of shooting better than the discribed results I am having? And can it shoot groups that can be contained in the circle of a silver dollar area? Or am I just expecting too much from a production line product? Comments please on this subject.