Last year, I cranked up the .243s with new loads and never went hunting. Doesn't help much cause I can't see. I just wanna believe I am ready to go hunting and I can barely see the reticle to punch paper. Dug deep in the safe and drug out the .270s. A RemmyBDL 700 and my almost 40 year old Ruger M-77. The Remmy has been a safe queen since the early 80s. Bought it for the wife to use, but she never did. Loaned it to my F inlaw for 10 years and he never used it. He's dead now, so I got it back. The Ruger is still nice even though it got dragged through the brush a good number of times back then. Both are topped with Bushnell 3X9X32 scopes of the period from Wally World. The scopes are still clear & bright. I wish my eyes were as good. I was checking zero as well on these cause they ain't been fired in a number of years. Last loads were 150 gr. Sierra soft points. I would be shootin' 140 gr. boat tail soft points this time. I have a mix of old ammo going back to the late 80s. some of it is from 100 gr. to 150, handloads. Gotta pull the bullets with anew collet puller I got last week. Decided to just load new stuff and salvage the old stuff later. Maybe I'll give it to my tight azz brother. He just loses ammo cause he never shoots it. Load is by the book. I don't hot rod them anymore. Recoil is more than enough with a normal load. The Ruger and a test tarter. Yeah, i'm cheap. Got typing paper and tape. Sorry Phideaux, no pizza box targets this time. We have been on a diet. FFired on a hot as hell day, 103 degrees, litle wind, 100 yds, bench rested, using the wife's bath towels for sand bags. Ruger was set 1 1/2" high. Just a couple of rounds. I ain't wasting no ammo. If 2 rounds hit in a half inch at 100 yds, i'll work. Might be a tad to the left, but sometimes I see the reticle as a double line. Not sure which one is the good one.. Height is still about right with this load. Probably good out to 300 yds pretty flat. Well, for someone that can see 300 yds. I can barely see 100 anymore. And the safe queen, REmmy. Probably hasn't been fired 20 times in the last 30 years. But, it looks like she's reeady if needed. My 2 shots went about 1" apart and the right height. Now, it;s back in the safe. I really need to get them out more and shot them before I go totally blind. Well, those 2 are ready to go hunting. Too bad, I can't take them. I can barely punch paper now. Gotta go see the eye specialist this week AGAIN. Gona see why all his expensive surgeries haven't done much. I have the screen on the puter magnified to 250 %, using glasses I just got, & a magnifier to focus. Gonna post on the Winch M-70 in 7-08 soon. Got bullets loaded & fied. Still have to make some for a .30-06 to post along with it. I'll have something to bare ya to death with soon. Wanna shoot some ammo loaded by a blind guy? Please excuse spelling mistakes cause I can't see them. Wonder if you can get busted for typing while blind? No, I don't drive either.