Re: First experience...
He is a rather large cat, he eats the same stuff I do! You did see my picture in that set didn't you?
The targets don't do the difficulty and resultant group size justice (IMHO) [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. The white center is 4 inches across, from the "X" to the edge of the white center is 2 inches. 11 of the 18 rounds are withing 4" of point-of-aim. Of the 6 groups, here are the group sizes; .46 MOA, .62 MOA, .92MOA, .96 MOA, 1.0 MOA and 1.2 MOA. Of these same 6 groups here are the POA to POI error (in group MOA order); .57 MOA, 1.02 MOA, 1.2 MOA, .72 MOA, .44 MOA and .70 MOA.
In a nutshell, with the big game rifles (308 Win and 338 Rum), I had one (1) round out of 18 that exceed my 2 MOA rule-of-thumb. Overall result (IHMO) = dead deer.
I figure a 1 MOA group size and a 1 MOA buffer. So for a critter with a 12 inch kill zone I'm limited to 600 yards. One (1) MOA for group size (6") and one MOA for buffer (another 6"). This gives me a 12 inch circle and a max 6" linear error in Point-of-Aim to Point-of-Impact.
I have all Vari-X III M1 LR, just ordered a NXS 5.5 x 22 for my newest Gardner rifle. Also have a Nikon tactical and will order another soon.
Chat again later.