from my understanding it did hit 3000 ftps and while at that time the general public didn't have access to cheap chronographs there competition did and would have made sure everyone knew it didn't as it cut into their sales. from what I've read it really was a very good gun but when it was offered in 300 savage it was out classed as the 300 was by far the more versatile big game cartridge even tho the 250-3000 was by all accounts a great deer killer.Did the 250 Savage actually hit 3000 fps back in the day or was it an advertising ploy? As I understand chronographs weren't availabe to masses like they are now. Could see how they could round off, for example, 2955 fps and call it 3000. Who would know?
The ol' skeptical me showing here.