Well I went to the range to shoot the 265 HATs on target today and learned that my scope went belly up. Must have happened during maximum load workup when I was shooting over the chronographs in the back yard. Got all set up to shoot and when I tried to focus at 300 yds it looked like I had Coke bottle bottoms for scope lenses. Something came apart inside.
I'll be sending the scope back for warranty replacement tomorrow.
Sorry, but collecting the range data will now take longer than I'd planned. Dang... I was hoping to get on with it. I'll either have to swap out scopes or wait for a warranty replacement scope to arrive. Guess I'll see how much patience I have.
Yes, a 10-twist barrel has stabilized these 265s at 200' above sea level in Lightvarmint's rifle, so I'm not expecting a stabilization problem - "knock on wood". I'm not sure how many rifles Lightvarmint has fired them in but he's thinking the 10-twist Edge will stabilize them.