Statistics of the next year of shooting
A year ago I wrote down the statistics of the year of shooting with a Remington 700 rifle in the caliber 6.5 Creedmoor (you can find it here). The next year is over and what has happened to that rifle? Here's a summary and some numbers...
In the first season I fired 1712 shots and expected a life of around 2200-2500. This was only confirmed in part because at the end of its service life the performances were no longer ideal...
In the state as in the picture above was the rifle until 15.3.2019 when I made quite a significant changes to the system.
First I replaced the Schmidt & Bender scope with the Vortex PST II 5-25x50 FFP EBR-2C. It was a great choice mainly because I unified the click value on all my riflescopes (S&B was the last one with 1/4 MOA click. All the others I have are 1/10 MIL) and also unified the reticle.
This reticle is simply much more suitable for our shooting. Especially in hold-over and fast dynamic shooting. But the truth is that in terms of optical quality it is worse (glass from the Philippines vs. glass from Germany). However, the other features of PST II and of course the price was worth it.
Next I replaced the AICS chassis with a new chassis from MDT - the ACC model (Adjustable Core Competition). It is a chassis that is designed for dynamic PRS competitions and allows many different settings with a variety of accessories. Above all it is possible to ideally load and balance the entire system using different weights. Weights are those black blocks on the forend and also at the end of the stock. I also replaced the muzzle brake with the MDT brake.
During this phase I also tested various settings, balancing, bipods and more. I already knew the barrel was approaching the end of its life so I wanted to have a system ready for the next season when it will got a new barrel...
Before the barrel really "died" it turned out that this system will be functional and has great potential... Until then it did:
Total number of shots – 534 (the service life overall 2246 shots)
Number of individual shooting events – 17
Minimum number of shots in an event – 10 (training)
The maximum number of shots in an event – 51
The average number of shots in an event – 31,4
Number of competitions – 11
Medal Placement – 2
Minimum temperature - 1°C
Maximum temperature + 29°C
Shooting in the Czech Republic – 5
Shooting Abroad – 12
In the end I decided to use a different action in ACC chassis - the Ultimatum which proved very successful in another system. And so Remington 700 got a new barrel. But this time the Proof carbon barrel again in 6.5 Creedmoor caliber with Insite brake. Its next purpose will be hunting and reserve competition rifle... For hunting purposes is in the H-S Precision stock with which I originally bought this rifle. For hunting this stock is very suitable I just added conversion kit for magazines and adjustable cheek.
For competition shooting is the rifle in the ORYX chassis and for hunting purpose has riflescope Nightforce NXS 3.5-15x56. With this new barrel I did "break-in" (19 shots) and tests to find the ideal load which was absurdly fast and easy (18 shots). The barrel was broken in October 8, 2019 and since then did:
Total number of shots – 276
Number of individual shooting events – 8
The maximum number of shots in an event – 121 (shooting on 5 days course. Cleaned every day)
Minimum number of shots in an event – 5 (test)
The average number of shots in an event – 23 (here the course is taken into account)
Number of competitions – 1
Medal Placement – 1
Minimum temperature + 1°C
Maximum temperature + 22°C (indoor test)
In the 2019 season I also used other rifles and I scored a total of 1948 rounds in .223Rem, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, .308Win and 338 Lapua Magnum calibers - which is significantly less than last season...
Shooting statistics are greatly suited for evaluating and preparing for further shooting. Most of the behavior of the barrel can be noticed which is important in the Long Range... Writing a shooting log can help a lot and it is really useful.
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