Thanks for the props, guys. And Horatio, I didn't mean to sound so snappy. I was trying to be flippant. But it just came out all wrong... Will you come back to bed?
So, I took the thing to the range, and was underwhelmed. I'm getting about 2 MOA at 100 yards, which is okay, but not what I hoped for. My best group was two rounds touching and a third 1" away at 100 yards. I just smoothed up the trigger surfaces and lightened the spring a touch, as well as grinding off the two stage hump and shimming the trigger so there is less creep. This should REALLY help a lot. The pull is still a little heavy, but it's VERY crisp and there is NO creep at all. Yes, I made sure there was PLENTY of contact at the sear, so it's still very safe. Next step is to free float the barrel. Once that is done, I expect to get about 1 MOA. If not, it's time to think about recrowning or rebarreling. And the buttpad made from a flip flop? Fucking AWESOME. I put 50 rounds through that thing, and didn't feel a twinge.
Also, if anyone wants them, there are two AWESOME customized 8mm Mausers at a little gunshop I know of. $400 a piece, but WELL worth it. PM me if interested.