Thanks. I was fooling around with it some more.
Well,,,, I tried a polished aluminum ERH,,, and didn't like that. Off it came. Then,,, I did put in a stainless ejector rod,,, to compliment the base pin I'd stuck in.
Miss Penny approves.
Now all I need to do is break out some seriously good ammo,,, hunker down,,, focus,,, and see what kind of groups it can really shoot.