Thank You WWB for reply and the link.
So far i checked the bore with scope for wear , trigger mech. and overall finish is mint condition. Previous owner -old friend- is a gun collector, this gun sat on a display shelf in his house for a few years without use.There is no doubt in my mind the gun functions flawlessly , it is the monkey behind the trigger that requires a good tune up, thats all
I will build a shooting rig to precisely test re-loads and remove the human factor out of this equasion. All i need is to find an accurate target load that will work in this gun, save myself time and money on buying all different pills , ladder testing different powders and so on... this would require a lot of shooting - the very thing i want to avoid on a gun meant to be a gift.
So far i worked up 2 recipes that gave me the steadiest numbers on chrono, but without accurate shooter all this data is pretty much useless- hence the idea to build shooting jig. The best groups i got was avg. 1.87" @ 20 yds , 6 shots to a group x 30 rounds ammo overall - question still stands : is this good or bad ??
Ive been reloading rifle loads for good 17 years now and this type of accuracy drives me Nuts to say the least . I know i should not expect wonders since i never owned a pistol before , but when you jump from 6mm PPC rifle blasting one oversized hole at 200 yds to 2" group @ 20yds with pistol... it really gets under my skin.
Once again , thanks for the link.