Just remember that more than likely your gun will not shoot the same in the field under field conditions as it will off of the lead sled. If you do shoot off of it and sight your gun in while using the sled, you'd be well advised to then try whatever rests or conditions you will use in the field.
If you sight in with the sled and use a bipod in the field, you'd better check zero at all ranges with the bipod. If you use a bipod, check it while shooting off of soft surfaces as well as hard surfaces. If you use a pack or some type of a soft rest in the field, you'd better check zero with the pack etc.
All I'm saying is that your gun will probably react quite differently under field conditions than it will with the sled, and the longer the range the more likely you are to notice a difference. If you're gonna pack the lead sled and weights into the field then there'd be no problem but how many would really do that???
If it was me, I'd make the gun comfortable to shoot, muzzle brake
, weight, new pad, clothing etc. so that the way I zeroed it before hunting was 100% compatible with how I'd be shooting it in the field. I'm only shooting a little over 100 grains of powder on each shot, but I have my gun/s set up so I can shoot them comfortably all day and I zero and check at all ranges using the methods that are compatible with how I will be shooting in the field. I've put 50+ rounds in a day through my 7mm AM in a t-shirt with no ill effects or anything. It's a lot how the gun is designed and set up. Just my $ .02 worth but I'd do everything I could to make sure that all of the planning I'd done for a year paid off when a nice bull or buck stepped out in the open during hunting season. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I had a little gal that wouldn't weigh 100# soaking wet shoot my 7mm AM after shooting her 243 sporter and all she did was smile real big when the gong took a beating and asked if I had any more shells. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]