Greetings Gundivas, Happy New Year!
Its a new year. 2020 has turned 21 and is probably on its way to start a wild year of blackout binge drinking. (Not like it hasn't already been doing that)
Since that is not my cup of tea, I decided to shake off the cabin fever and take a couple of my target rifles out to tune them up and verify all is well. You should do this if your firearm hasn't been used in a long while or if you change something (mount a new scope, change triggers, etc)
It was a good day. Both rifles are doing great by the end of the session. One was spot on with no adjustments needed, the other was off. It was 3 inches low and required fine tuning. This is why you need to verify your gear before you hit the field.
First up was the Remington 700 LTR.
- Stock Remington 700 LTR (medium weight barrel)
- .308 Winchester
- 20 inch barrel
- KRG X-ray Chassis
- Burris XTR II 4-20 Scope
- Thunderbeast Ultra 7 Silencer
- Shooting Federal Gold Metal Match 175 grain
The Remington was still on and required no additional adjustment. It pulled a little low. I think this was bad trigger control on my part than the rifle itself. The Remington is good to go to the next match or class. All groups were inch and better.
Next up is the Tikka T3X.
- Stock Tikka T3X CTR (medium weight barrel)
- 6.5 Creedmoor
- 20 inch barrel
- KRG Bravo Chassis
- Steiner T5Xi 3-15 Scope
- Thunderbeast Ultra 9 Silencer
- Shooting Hornady 143 ELD-X Precision Hunter
As you can see, the Tikka started out 3 inches low at 100 yards and needed a little fine tuning. I'm not sure what caused the zero to shift. Maybe switching from the Ultra 7 to Ultra 9 silencer did it. Or I did something the last time before I put it into the safe. I don't know. All groups were inch and better. (After adjustment)
This is why you verify your gear before you hit the field.
Let's make 2021 a great year. Get out there, verify your gear is good to go and let's go shooting. (If we can find ammunition)