These targets aren't going to generate any "ou and ah", but for a "slim" barrel profile, 4x scope, and my very sorry (these days) shooting ability, I'm happy. I've posted pictures of the rifle in the "Picture Department" (duh!). This rifle won't shoot with my RRA, BUT it can be carried, not "lugged" - big difference between 12# and 7#. The Horn 75gr target only has 8 holes because that's all of this ammo I had; the GECO 55gr target has 10. Long ago I found out five shots groups don't mean much even with "sporter" profiles - seven and above is the magic number. Ok, save electron relocation - I know you're going to want to tell me I'm crazy, but I accept that as a given. I have found, over many years, in many calibers, on many actions, that SS barrels shoot better when "dirty". This barrel is not an exception. It does want to "climb" a bit when it gets "warm" (I don't run "full auto" or "mag dumps", so it doesn't get "hot"), but 10 round group size shrinks after about 50 rounds; I don't know when THIS barrel will want to be cleaned, but given past barrels, somewhere between 150 and 250 it will start opening groups. Currently, I'm at the 130 rd point.
Fouling is one thing, "dirty" is another. I do "clean" the upper/lower of any unburned powder, etc., but not the bore.
Before the fire I had a 30-06 Tikka T3 stainless. I made the "mistake" of cleaning it simply because of "conventional wisdom" that it really should be cleaned. Groups went from right at 1.5 MOA+ for 10 shots, to 2.5 MOA+ for 10 shots. I was "a bit" upset! I didn't connect "cleaning" with the issue until the rifle settled down again and, of course, I cleaned it again.
I have shot at least a ton (literally) of cast lead rifle bullets down range in my life, and the "conventional wisdom" claims that the bore must be "completely free" of jacket residue. I haven't found that to be true either, but that's an entirely different issue.