Bought a new rifle. A Remington 700 Sendero SF II in .300 Win Mag. It's pretty nice. I fired a total of 30 rounds today. That beat my shoulder to death. Kicks like a mule. Anyway...
It was good. That was a nice punkin... :)
100 yards 150gr Speer Hot Core SP bullets. Claimed velocity @ 100 yds is 3020 FPS with 3040 ft-lbs of energy. Muzzle velocity of these bullets out of a 26" barrel is 3280 FPS and muzzle energy is 3585 ft-lbs. I'm thinking that the same bullet out of my .308 would have done about half the damage, give or take.
I'm thinking that either a muzzle brake or a Limbsaver recoil pad may be in order... :)
I started shooting way off the paper and made some big adjustments to get to the center of an 8" Shoot-N-C target. The 3" target here is where I thought I had my zero. The two holes upper left are actually a 3 shot group. 2 clicks right and 4 down brought it to where it should be :)
The optic is an SWFA SS 10X42 scope with Butler Creek snap up lens caps. Millett 30mm Low Tactical rings. Weaver bases. Nothing fancy. You can laugh all day about the SWFA scopes, but I like 'em. I have 3 of them on different Remington 700 rifles. This one, a .308 SPS Varmint with a heavy 24" barrel and a 20" .223 Tactical rifle. They hold zero and work fine. Yes, a Leupold or Night Force is gonna be clearer. I won't argue that. These little SWFA scopes are bullet-proof work horses.