Someone offered me some cash for my 03A3 at the range the other day, and I really couldn't pass it up. So after much deliberation I decided on the cheapest '06 I could find as another dedicated lead slinger. I happened upon a lightly used Remington 710 in a local shop, and it followed me home. I had no idea the history of the 710, and was a bit spooked by the terrible reviews I read compared to the Mossy ATR-100 that I had thought about buying instead. The bore of the 03A3 is around .311" so I could shoot my boolits unsized in it. This i the traditional .308" bore, so they need to be sized. While I wit for my sizer to come I picked up a box of 130gr Speer HPs to play with. The gun holds MOA without any load development, just 20 I loaded up to sight in with. I'm very anxious to see if it can replicate that performance with cast. Here it is. I swore off plastic guns, but I couldn't get a decent '06 in wood locally, so ths is what I settled on. I gave it the Krylon treatment, since I thought the grey stock was absolutely horrifying. The detachable box mag seems very practical for a predator rig where I'll be moving from stand to stand frequently, allowing me to just drop the mag instead of pumping 4 rounds out every time I want to move to another stand. The stock is also a lot stiffer than the 700 I had in .223. Besides a brutally stiff bolt, which I'll be addressing in the distant future the gun seems to be everything but what the reviews made it out to be.