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RUGER SR-762 continued from p. 49 Marksmanship) course. Here the rifle was tested at ranges from 25 yds. to 1,000 yds. on warm sunny days (85° F), and cool rainy days (50° F), and shooting through winds that at times required holds and adjustments of more than 50". Accuracy testing was conducted on a 100-yd. range at 340 Defense near Charles Town, W. Va. A second SR-762 was used and it, too, was topped with an XTR II, this one in the 3-15X 50 mm configuration. As the table on p. 49 shows, ammunition from Barnes, Hornady and Norma USA was selected for testing. The day of testing was clear with temperatures in the low 60s. Finally, velocity was measured with the same gun and ammunition as was tested for accuracy at an indoor, climate-controlled 50-yd. range with an Oehler Model 36 chronograph. CALL ME TOUGH AND INDEPENDENT ALL YOU WANT. But since I don't like clichés, I'd rather you call me confident and in control. That's why I choose to carry. It's not about rebelling against the status quo. It's about feeling empowered. And that's what I am. Confidence is in my DNA. The Results My time in Texas was an excellent opportunity to wring out the SR-762. The climate varied throughout the course, and shooting was conducted from the prone, as well as field shooting positions. The rifle was a current-production example with about a 6-lb. trigger. Throughout the course it performed flawlessly, even being exposed to dust and dirt and enduring bumpy Jeep rides between ranges. The scope and rifle never lost zero, and the accuracy of turret adjustments in the Burris made me a firm believer in not only the XTRII optics, but also the dialfor-range technique. Groups shot on 100-yd. paper targets averaged right around 1", and good engagements on steel targets out to 600 yds. were consistent and repeatable. At 800 yds. and beyond the challenge increased, but this is to be expected given a 16" barrel and the .308 Win. cartridge. Frankly, given those considerations and adding the broken terrain and gusting winds, any long range hits would have seemed miraculous; the fact that I rang steel time and time again, therefore, is a continued on p. 80 COMPACT GI A little beauty with a big, powerful punch. Easy to carry with a 3.5-inch barrel, fixed sights and 7-round mag. www.ShootingDNA.com Download It Today The NRA Magazines App MAGAZINES Apple, the Apple logo and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. AMERICAN RIFLEMAN JULY 2014 65 http://www.ShootingDNA.com http://www.ShootingDNA.com

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