Thanks for the input Gordo. I didn"t mean to imply that the gun can actually outshoot the scope, but at that 300 plus range the crosshairs start to look pretty beefy agains the vitals.
When I picked up this gun I was actually looking for a .25-06, but I bought this thing NIB for $175 with scope mounts. I couldn"t turn it down.
Have you ever had any drawbacks to shooting a high fixed power scope out there? My average shot at muley"s in MT has been in the 300 range.