Stress testing – find out what breaks first!

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Stretching things until they break.

So – once you have your rifle sorted – meaning zeroed with some confirmed drop data – it’s time to find out what needs to be improved – both in the firearms system and your own shooting.

You can spend all day shooting at a piece of paper, trying to get the smallest group and still not really learn much, apart from how statistics are a hell of a drug. Instead, can I suggest you start introducing some stressors that shake out where things can be improved and what you need to do to improve them.

So – my new build (thanks Greg, Custom Guns) with the Proof Research Barrel. It’s zeroed and shooting well. What do I need to tweak?

The point of the video…

Because, I am sure, someone will miss it.

This is not ‘running a stage’. I intentionally wanted to see what would go wrong, then stop. Correct, run it again. It is intended to be a stress test, not a stage run.

The magazine loaded around the wrong way – not sure – first time I have done that. Probably me in a rush to reset.

The feeding issues – that’s the mag. I have either dropped it sometime recently and slightly crushed the feed lips in – so it doesn’t present the round high enough. That is most likely the issue – as by my understanding – the case for the .308 (what it was) and 6 Creedmoor (what it is now) is exactly the same.

Kerry Adams
A constant learner with an inquisitive mind, Kerry created The Bloke as a way to share what he was learning from the community of experts he found himself surrounded by. Precision Shooter and GunSafe soon followed. Somewhere along the line, he picked up one or two things himself. But don't call him an expert.

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