Hey everyone. I am sure this has had many topics before but I just wanted a few thoughts in my case. I bought a new X-bolt 300WSM with a bushnell elite 4200 scope 4 months ago. broke it in and sighted it in. By the way, I am a believer of shooting with a dirty barrel, i.e. I will shoot my gun up to 7 times before recleaning, but once I clean it...I will shoot at least one round and then put the gun away for hunting. My guns always seem to shoot differently with a clean barrel....seem to be much more consistant with a dirty barrel, but consistancy/accuracy deteriorates after about 7 shots. My question is this...My rifle has been sitting in its case since I sighted it in about 4 months ago. Obviously since then the weather outside has changed "colder and dryer". Will that make a huge difference? Should I go to the range and check its zero? I will be hunting maximum 300 yards. The reason I ask is the range is far away (1 hour drive) and also I have 10 shots of that box left. I would like at least 5 shots for hunting so I would only have about 5 shots to check the zero of the gun before I would need to buy another box of ammo. What do you all think?