OK, here is the story..... I have had a Golden Eagle 25-06 for about 20 years, it was given to me by my dad. the gun had always shot great, most often putting three and five shot groups in a dime at 100 yards. it had some places on the finish i wish were better so i did some research for awhile and decided to take it to a local gunsmith for re-bluing. after i got the rifle back i couldn't even hit the target! the gunsmith said the barrel must be fouled. so i proceeded to clean it, i cleaned and cleaned until i was blue in the face! shooters choice, and a couple other fine products were used. with no luck on getting anything resembling a group. i have take the gun to another reputable gunsmith who inspected the gun, says the barrel appears to be installed correctly, the crown was good, but someone messed with the stock at some point. i have since tried several things, latest being full floating the barrel. I now also have been handloading ammo for it and have tried several loads, the best group i can manage so far is about 2 1/2 inches. i have purchased a new $300 scope, new mounts, tried the mounting screws tight, loose and inbetween. I am now at my wits end with my beloved gun, next on the list was to be cryogenically treating the barrel thinking the heat from bluing somehow screwed it up. I am open to suggestions, i have tried lots, just cannot believe i took a perfectly great shooting gun to get it re-blued and all of a sudden its junk! sorry for the long post, but i wanted to include most all of the information.