Well, it took me about 8 rounds to get everything sighted in pretty good. I ended the sight in with a MOA group. I'll dial it in better when I get to an actual range...I was shooting at a target stapled to a log in the prone...and walking 100 yards out and back every time to stand the log back up. On the bright side, that probably helped the barrel to cool a bit between shots. I also ran a brush and patch after every shot for the first five.
After sighting in, we went to one of the other fields and slayed Armadillos for about 3 hours. 100 yards, no problem...one shot one kill every time. We killed about a dozen and a half at that range. I was able to kill a couple at 200 yards using the BDC's first circle, but when I was only 1 for 2 out between 250 and 300 on the second circle.
Still not bad, but I think it will be much better when I get it to an actual range on a bench and really dial it in. Also, we were kind of guessing on the range as we were in an open field with no significant targets for the range finder out that far. These "Stealth Armadillos" were too small for the range finder.
I sighted in using the Hornady 150gr SST Interlocks. I switched to the Hornady 150gr Superformance just to see how much different they would be and there was almost no difference at 100yds. They were grouping about 1" lower...that's probably because I adjusted my scope to the higher arc trajectory of the slower Interlocks, where the Superformance are a bit flatter. I'm probably going to stay with the Interlocks.
All said and done, I put 32 rounds through the pipe and couldn't be happier with this combination. I've heard with the 700 VTR, the groups really start to tighten up after 50 rounds. I can't wait to get it to a real range.