Since the weather was pretty drippy overnight, I shot this one out of the back of a pickup using a sandbag off the tailgate.

ruger american cold bore 3a

This position was actually very solid. I sat cross legged, with the firing hand elbow on my knee and the support hand stabilizing the forend. I’m finding that keeping the forend under control with a sub-7 pound .308 is vital.

I’m more used to using my support hand under the rear sling swivel. But I’m also more used to shooting light recoiling centerfires.

ruger american cold bore 3


I’m wanting to put 20 cold bore shots on this one target, on 20 different days, from a variety of shooting positions. A three round group isn’t much to judge by, but so far it’s within the ZQI ballpark.


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