This .300 Win was mild to shoot with the MAE can on it. The bipod the custom had on it (short harris) was too short for fieldwork. IMHO.
This is the customers ‘slightly longer than bush-hunting’ gun. It’s off on a trip look for Sika this weekend.
Left side is 3 round group, adjusted, shot 2 more.
Ammo: Customer Reload – 178 ELD-X
Velocity: 2664 fps – 22.2/58 SD/ES
What would I change?
I would put a decent bipod on it – either longer Harris or something similar – not a lightweight – this is a longer range rig.
This was shoot ‘in the field’ – meaning less than perfect conditions, on the ground, with either a bipod or bag, depending on the specific setup. Sure – you could better results on a bench, at a range – but that is not generally where these rifles are used – so I am looking to emulate and provide ‘real-world’ results.
For those interested – average environmental up there are – 1000hpa Station Pressure, 15-18 deg C, 50-75% humidity.
Why not 5/10/50 round groups?
Because these rifles are not mine. If I can do it with less rounds, and therefore shoot less of the customers ammo/barrel – then so be it.
Yes, I understand statistics, error probability and so on. That’s not the intent.
I could shoot it better!
Good for you. Slow clap.
I am getting these rifles ready for clients for hunting (primarily) purposes. Yes. You could likely spend a week at a range, tweaking and testing a variety of ammo, setups and so on – but that is something people likely do for themselves, not as a service (if you really want to pay me to spend a week shooting your rifle, all good).
Often people need these back quickly because they have a hunt very soon. We get it hunt ready, sorted and back to them, they go hunt, they drop animals, the animal doesn’t care if I post up a 1, 1/2 or 1/4 MOA group.