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Old 08-27-2012, 03:17 PM   #11
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The best overall deal would be the howa or the savage ...the 22-250 with the barnes tsx is also good for open country whitetails also.The howa with the axiom stock ,quality glass and harris bipod would be the ticket .
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Love the .25-06 for deer size game. While it would do the job, it probably would not be my first choice for prairie dogs, though.
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I was looking at a rem. 700 with the longer barrel, stainless steel, etc. It was $900+. After reading on this site I was under the impression that you could get a higher quality/more accurate gun for the price, but I may be wrong.
don't discount the Marlin because of price. i have three Marlin's in 7mm-08, 25-06 and the 308 shown in the pictures. i also own many Remington M700's and can safely say the Marlins are just as accurate as they are. i plan on adding several more Marlins to my collection in the future, and have the XS7VH in 223 on order right now. i have been a fan of the M700 for over 30 years and when i bought my first Marlin X7, boy was i suprised at how well it was made and how accurate it was for a rifle at that price. the only thing discount about the Marlins is the price. you would be cheating yourself, if you didn't at least take a look at one. the biggest advantage of the Remington M700 over the Marlin X7 series i can see, is the selection of calibers the M700 comes in.
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What I don't like about the 22-250 is the cost of ammo. For a "critter-gitter" I prefer the 223. Ammo is very affordable and quite capable of 300+ yard shots.

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What I don't like about the 22-250 is, with my .25-06 I can push 2X the bullet the same speed for the same money, with more wallop further out..........
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What I don't like about the 22-250 is the cost of ammo. For a "critter-gitter" I prefer the 223. Ammo is very affordable and quite capable of 300+ yard shots.

+1 on the Marlin X7 series.
22-250 is an excellent caliber, but much more suited to reloading vs. factory ammo, due to the cost of the ammo. now if a person doesn't want to reload, then the 223 is a much better choice. and now Marlin is offering the X7 series in three versions of the 223, a XS7, a XS7Y which is the youth model and the XS7VH which has the 26" heavy varmint barrel. i had thought about getting the 22-250 in the XS7VH, but have ordered the smae in 223 instead, just because i have a bunch of brass already!
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I was looking at a rem. 700 with the longer barrel, stainless steel, etc. It was $900+. After reading on this site I was under the impression that you could get a higher quality/more accurate gun for the price, but I may be wrong.
That Rem 700 SS HB in a 22-250 is a fine choice.I have a Rem 700 vssf 22-250 which is a stainless steel fluted heavy barrel rifle,that has been very accurate and appears to be a quality built rifle.
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What I don't like about the 22-250 is, with my .25-06 I can push 2X the bullet the same speed for the same money, with more wallop further out..........
25-06 is a great caliber. my brother-in-law loves his.

But- it wont push anything 4000 fps- my 26" 22-250 will- at least hand loads, not production.
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You will have to load a light 50 or 52 grs. bullet in the 22-250 to hit the .220 swift speeds. The 25-06 with a 75 grs. Hp running 3,700 fps packing a bigger pay load is better for long range. The 25-06 will pass the 22-250 at 300 yards and beyond. The Quarter Bore is a smoker over the long range.
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All factory guns are of just about the same quality today.

Savage, Ruger, Remington , HOWA/Vanguard are all excellent choices for beginner varmint rifle.

I myself prefer Remington to all others. YMMV. I don't own a savage because well I like my rifles to look as good as they shoot and well the savage is just fugly in my book.

Last time I took a 22-250 to a dog town I ended up with a new barrel when I got home. My smith was sure happy, but the 22-250 is not a high volume gun. In 1 week I put 3k+ rounds down that 22-250 and accuracy didn't go until round 2700 or so. That was one of 3 guns I took. So it was not getting shot all the time. Over all that week I shot all of 15k rounds I took. We stayed right at the two towns we were shooting in. It sounded like a war zone.

I would look at a 223 as the factory ammo you can get for it is great (Not that factory 22-250 isn't good) but the 223 is slightly cheaper to shoot and you can shoot it a lot more in the dog town than you can a 22-250 if you don't want to eat a barrel up.
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