What is the most important component in an accurate rifle?
I believe the barrel is by far and away the most important part of an accurate rifle. With a good barrel you can still get great performance even if the action is less than ideal, or if you have a mediocre trigger. On the other hand, if you have a bad barrel, even the world’s best action or finest trigger won’t allow the gun to shoot accurately. The barrel is the heart and soul of a good rifle. If you are going to spend extra money on any component, the barrel is the place to make the investment.