Those are some fine rams indeed. That stone has it all, color and headgear. What did he score? CongratsNothing fancy on the Dall.....Remington 700 bedded in a McMillan KS stock, topped with a 3x9 Leupold in QR rings & bases. 30-06 with 180 Barnes.....
For the Stone, I stepped up to a 1st generation Remington 700 Titanium in 30-06 again, this time with 180 Accubonds.
Have since sold the Ti and built my ultimate sheep gun, a stainless 700, 23" Rock #3 fluted, in a no paint McMillan Classic stock with Edge Technology fill, Leupold VX-3 2.5-8 in Talleys, chambered in 7-08, weighing in at 6 lb - 13 oz empty.
It is milled out for a Wyatts box, and while I have good loads for 162 Amax or 168 Bergers, I put the regular mag box in it and have great matching loads of either 140 BT's or Accubonds at 2940.
30 inch heavy palma as a sheep gun? A $2000 scope to bang around the rocks? O.KkkkkWaiting for a general purpose long-range gun to come in but the parts I've collected for my mountain gun are as follows.
7 ultramag is the plan
Rem 700 LA
Shilen heavy palma 1:8 7mm barrel to finish at 30"
McMillan A2 stock solid fill
Need a Jewell trigger and probably a nightforce shv 4-14x56. It won't be light but with out having to carry crampons, ropes, pickets or other climbing gear the weight should be offset from my typical high altitude adventures.
Thats what I though I wanted in a sheep gun 4 YEARS AGO. A Nightforce SHV is a sub $1000 scope. And what is it to you if I want to bang any scope of mine around in the rocks?30 inch heavy palma as a sheep gun? A $2000 scope to bang around the rocks? O.Kkkkk
Oiy is that ever nice!
Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting. So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse. -- gilmillan1
Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. -- bigngreen
The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents. I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. -- Broz