Just getting started with bolt guns and decided to pick up a v3 and test the factory rounds I zeroed the rifle with. I plan on reloading for this rifle and wanted to have a target starting point for load development.

My question is it typical to see the SD drop as the barrel warms up?

Thanks!

I shot 4 strings of 5 rounds with the following results.

Series1 Shots:5

Min 2391 Max 2418

Avg 2404

**S-D 12.1**

ES 27

Shot Speed 2417 ft/s 2391 ft/s 2397 ft/s 2418 ft/s 2401 ft/s

Series2 Shots:5

Min2385 Max2401

Avg2395

**S-D 7.8**

ES 16

ShotSpeed 2400 ft/s 2385 ft/s 2401 ft/s 2388 ft/s 2401 ft/s

Series3 Shots:5

Min 2405 Max 2415

Avg2410

**S-D 4**

ES 10

ShotSpeed 2405 ft/s 2412 ft/s 2415 ft/s 2413 ft/s 2408 ft/s

Series4 Shots:5

Min 2395 Max 2403

Avg2400

**S-D 3.3**

ES 8

ShotSpeed 2395 ft/s 2403 ft/s 2401 ft/s 2403 ft/s 2401 ft/s

Rem 700 with a 16.5 inch barrel 1:10 twist

Federal GMM 175 grain SMK