American Hunter - December 2013 - 67

For this hunt, gun and optic choices were crucial. We knew
our rifles would take a beating on the sleds. We knew changing temperatures had the
potential to wreak havoc on our guns, optics and other gear.
Our rifle of choice was the Remington Model 700 SPS Varmint in .223 with a Trijicon
5x-20x-50mm AccuPoint scope. It was important to make sure the guns were clean and
free of even the slightest excess oil. Lundberg and I agreed a classic bolt-action would
chamber a round even if we hit temperatures that dropped deep below zero.
We found that sitting in the cold snow often made us stiff and not always so flexible, which
drove home the importance of quick target acquisition. The Trijicon was chosen not only for
its clarity, low-light efficiency and durability, but also for its single-post, illuminated-chevron
reticle. Most notably, the product is truly cold-proof, with no batteries to fail at minus 25.
Wes shouldered his personal .223 Remington R15, and had no problems getting the
gun to function at near zero.
Once zeroed, we stored the rifles in an unheated garage in the evening to keep the
metal stable and to keep moisture buildup at bay. remington.com
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