scottaa1 wrote:I used to pry the tip off .30-06 shells to get the powder out when I was a kid... lucky I didn't kill myself in the process.
I had to look up the remmy 700. That looks like a sniper rifle!
When you say it's a hotter round - that means (more or less?) 'grain' versus burn rate? which means more muzzle velocity? That sounds like something that could punch through a brick wall.
By hotter I mean higher muzzle velocity (unless I've got my thinking wrong, more powder/higher grain = higher muzzle velocity). It's definitely a big round (and it's definitely not overkill, if you shoot where you're supposed to you shouldn't ruin any meat at all), the reason I got this gun was because 80-90% of the shots we take are open field, long shots. Don't get me wrong, I've killed deer at over 200 yards with a .243, but I just don't feel as comfortable with the shot as I would like to, and with this weapon I think I will. The object is to kill the deer as quickly as possible, being real cruel's just not my thing...plus I'd rather have her drop right there in the field instead of running into the woods at the bottom of a big 'ol hill (we have some big freakin' hills in Missouri).
I used to pry the tip off .30-06 shells to get the powder out when I was a kid... lucky I didn't kill myself in the process.
Probably not you're brightest moment...of course, I've done it with shotgun shells, but that's a little different.
Ya, the google images search of the 700 brings up some crazy results, mine is nothing like most of those.