Today, I spent most of the day on a tractor, pulling a shredder on family land. After mowing for several hours, my eldest son and three grandsons met me and we did a little shooting. We fine-tuned the eldest grandson's rifle, a Savage Edge in .25-06. After the final sight-in, he started banging away at the gongs whe have on the 100 yard line. We also shot my Remington 700 in .308, and a H&R Handi-rifle in .223. The boys got a great kick out of slapping the gongs with those little .223 slugs.
Then, my son took out a rifle I gave him several years ago. It's a pump action Remington, the Model 760, in .30-06. He had a scope on it last year that he couldn't see through, and I gave him a new scope for his birthday, a Redfield Revolution 4-12X scope. He hadn't sighted the rifle in with the new scope so we posted some dots on the 100 yard line and after several adjustment shots, he managed to find the groove.
I've got other loads using faster powders that push that same bullet over 2900 fps, but the simple fact is that the medium game around here won't be able to tell the difference. This load is great in several rifles, it's easy on brass and it's easy on our shoulders.
If you're wondering what the little tic-marks on the paper might be, that's all those grandkid bullets coming apart on the gongs. Evidently, it would be foolish to stand near those gongs when a bullet disintegrates on them. The shrapnel looks to be pretty intense.