I am just trying to get started at shooting extended distances. So please offer any advise that you can. My equipment is as follows. Rifle: Remington 700P Scope: Nikon Buckmaster 6x18x40 SF BDC Mount: Leupold 1 piece 0 MOA Rings: Leupold twist in place My current load is as follows. Brass: Winchester Primer: CCI-200 Powder: IMRemail@example.com grains Bullet: Hornady 168 A-Max Velocity: 2713 (2716 discounting highest and lowest for reloader error) SD: 16 (9 discounting highest and lowest for reloader error) ES: 54 (29 discounting highest and lowest for reloader error) Ambient Temp: 55 degrees + or - Firstly, does this load look safe to you more experienced folks? I am seeing some primer flow, but even factory rounds show primer flow in this rifle. Reloads start showing primer flow at about 2575-2600. I am guessing the firing pin hole my be over-sized. Is there anything else I should be looking for as far as pressure is concerned? I normally try and keep my reloads away from top velocities, but this rifle seems to like the top end of the load data. Although it is about 1 grain less than the average max charge weight from 5 different sources, it seems to be right at the top of the average max velocities from the sources. Secondly while groups looked about as good as I can do at 100 at just under an inch, they were about 1" right with 1" vertical dispersion and 2.5" horizontal at 200. At 300 there was about 2.5" vertical and 4" horizontal dispersion and about 3" right. I was making no corrections for wind, which was gusty but mild left to right at about 90 degrees. Does this sound like wind pushing the groups right and causing the horizontal stringing to you also? I would like to use this load and rifle for coyote, and next year for deer and black bear. At this point I doubt I will feel comfortable past 300 yards unless I can get the stringing under control. But I would like to push it farther than that if I can.