Fixed it for you!Uh oh
The butt stock protective pads on my Lead Sled are worn out causing the toe of the old Newton to chip. Looks like it had been cracked for some time. I looked all over for the piece of wood at the range but can't find it. Then there's a crack at the butt plate screw, dangit. My sheep guide will be proud I brought a gun with some character on my hunt.
I've shot over 250 rounds since my last report, about half of those being load developments. Man, I sure feel like I can kill a good ram with any one of those 250 rounds.
Will it shoot MOA? Got me. Between the wind and my lousy eyesight I can't say, but it'll sure kill a ram.
Will I be able to hit a ram in the chest with the old relic using iron sights at 250 yards? Yes, every shot.
So far 6.5mm 130gr Accubonds, 125gr Partitions, and 120gr Sierra Pro Hunters at 85% to 95% of published maximum charges are accurate bullets with no signs of over pressure. All brass is neck sized. I know my guide recommended not bringing any ballistic tips, but I have faith in the ol' Newton.
I am starting to agree with Losts' thinking - the Newton would be a perfect sheep gun.