Anyone have any good tips for taking accurate ammo temps? I've made several attempts at taking consistent ammo temps: acclimate ammo and temp gauge, not in direct sunlight or wind, and with a laser thermometer. However I get very different readings from minute to minute that are +/- 10 degrees from ambient taken with a Kestrel. So far I suspect that even a little wind on the ammo makes a big difference, the reflectivity of the brass is messing up the readings, and/or I need a better laser thermometer. I've considered using the temp from the ammo box or the plastic holder that the ammo is stored in but wonder if the higher heat transfer of the brass actually makes the ammo temp vary more than the plastic or cardboard packaging. So far plotting a X-Y scatter plot doesn't show a good trend line for my measurements.
Hey Guys, I'm looking to get my first rifle and I kinda settled my mind already. The problem is that I have limited experience and wanted to get some opinion from people who have first hand knowledge. First I'd like to explain where I'm coming from. I'm 23 and I come from Germany. I've been shooting since I'm 14 and got my owning licences for almost 3 years now. I'm somewhat limited in gun ownership so need to be sure about what I want. I'd like to get a rifle that can do almost everything. Diciplines including: 100m static, 300m static, 500m static, multi distace dynamic, maybe some IPSC. My primary goals are a little bit different though. I also would like to use is for hunting in the future and I really want to tackle the 1000m mark. I found a local gunsmithing company who's making custom ARs only. I haven't talked to them yet because I wanted to get more data. My plan is a lightweight AR-10 pattern rifle with a 16.5" Barrel chambered in 6.5CM. On goes a IOR 2-16x42. My Question is, is that possible? I mean, I did the maths and theoretically it should be. I just want to hear some expert opinions. Thank you guys!