Most of the following prefire actions are so obvious that any shooter automatically remembers to do them, right? Wrong. At one time or other, I've forgotten every single one of them.
Copy this checklist, keep it in your record book, and use it during each range firing session.
• AMMUNITION OF SAME LOT NUMBER?
• AMMUNITION CLEAN AND SERVICEABLE?
• ANYTHING TOUCHING THE BARREL?
• SCOPE LENSES CLEAR/CLEAN?
• ANY BRUSH OR CAMO MATERIAL OBSTRUCTING VIEW?
• SANDBAG OR SUPPORT ADEQUATE?
• BIPOD FIRMLY IN PLACE, ON STABLE SURFACE?
• SCOPE CANTING IN THIS POSITION?
• SCOPE OBJECTIVE LENS FOCUSED/ADJUSTED?
• BULLET DROP COMPENSATOR SET FOR DISTANCE?
• ESTIMATED RANGE ACCURATELY? COMPENSATED?
• ESTIMATED WIND ACCURATELY? COMPENSATED?
• RECORDED INITIAL WIND AND RANGE IN RECORD BOOK?
• SHOOTING SHOULDER CLEAR OF STRAPS, HARNESS?
• POSITION ADEQUATELY COMFORTABLE?
ducing and using these blank forms, provided you don't sell or commercially duplicate them, only use them for official agency business, and leave the source line intact.
Log this information as you shoot, shot by shot. This will occupy you long enough to keep
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