Back in 2011, I went out to Oregon to take my first long range precision rifle class. I wrote about it here and immediately decided that I wanted to get into the sport. Work being work, and life being life, it took me some time to follow up. Last spring, I mentioned that I wanted to shoot the Steel Safari and so I shot a 2-day “Practical Field Shooting Workshop,” again with the TBAC crew.
Despite having pre-ordered the Accuracy International AT, I couldn’t make it to the 2014 Steel Safari.
When I had it built I opted for the “buy once, cry once” model:
AI AT Folder in Green
Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26 Scope
ERA-TAC 36mm Mount
LRA Ultra Light Scout Bipod
26″ Bartlein Barrel chambered in 6.5 Creedmore
My goal was to build a rifle that could never be blamed if I missed a shot.
I am taking a 3-day Precision Rifle Class in May taught by Wolf Precision as a refresher prior to this year’s Steel Safari.
Before any courses or matches, however, I needed to break-in the rifle and zero the scope.
For the mathematically inclined, the distance between the hashmarks is 0.5 mrad. Given that the squares are 1″, how far is the target?
After getting the rifle zeroed, I cleaned it.
For the first time, I used a Dewey Bore Saver Rod Guide, made cleaning much more enjoyable:
My time on the line was brief, so I didn’t get a chance to group the rifle, but that will be next time…