Back from Bear hunting! Unfortunately SW Oregon went from Winter to Summer in no time! Everyday was 90* mid day. Saw 3 bears from 200 to approx 300 lbs. As I was going for a longer shot, this made it very difficult to glass at 1200 yards + when it is at or past sun down. Bears were at 1290, 1345 and 1410 yards. The S&B did a great job of collecting light but its not a NVD and in that low of light, thats almost your only option.
Since I only brought enough ammo to have some fun on the last day we took her out to 1515y and 1290y. Let me say with this rifle and how well the load tracks with the ballistics comp its almost boring to shoot at that range, but like all LR shooting, nothing is free and those canyon winds can be a real good time!
My father in law who has only shot out to 1,000y with my .308 had a chance to get behind her also... And after just 2 shots (at 1290y) that were within 2 inches of eachother, he will be ordering an LRT of his own in 300 WM very soon.
I will post up some pictures of the hunting area and others when they load. Just have to figure out how to get the target camera to cut through the mirage better.... any ideas?