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Old 07-11-2012, 01:17 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Intheshop View Post
Got "right many" heavy brrl'd varmint/target guns.But for the last several years they pretty much stay in safe,mainly due to the carry weight.Nowaday's have been using an old Savage 110,22-250....its wearing one of our stocks,and has a straight 6X scope(old worldclass tasco) on it.

Don't even use Harris's(bi-pod)anymore.Much prefer shooting sticks.....we make them from old Alum. arrows.Surgical tube slid over about 4 or so inches.Then take sinew to wrap the joint,complete with a set of fieldtips.

'Bout the longest shots around here are 400 yds......but that represents maybe 5%.By far,most shots are in the 75-150 yds.And is split on shot window.Would say its about 50-50 on it being a quick shot vs say a relaxed animal.

Coyotes,Fox,Bobcats,G-hogs(here).....accuracy isn't that hard to achieve.The above gun is sub-MOA,but rarely bother shooting it off the heavy bags.It isn't much fun.The stock is built as a walking varmint.It dosen't behave very well on the bench.Its a crackerjack offhand rifle though.
The Savage 26" heavy barrel bolt action rifles are GREAT! My .22-250 is accurate and effective. Plus it didn't cost $3000!!! No bipod, just shoot from prone.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:07 PM   #12
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My favorite small caliber varmint rifle is my Savage .17 HMR. I just love to shoot that thing. I also have a Remington 788 .243 for larger varmint, I love both of those rifles.
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For me the ultimate varmint rifle is actually my girlfriends rifle. It's a Marlin XT-22 with a cheap 4x32 center point on it. Between me and her, that one rifle alone has over 500 gophers to it and counting.

I'm sure if I went for something bigger then gophers and similar sized animals it would be a different rifle.
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The ultimate varmint rifle would be a good make of bolt action w/ a fairly heavy bull barrel, preferrably 26" in .25-06. Why not a smaller caliber? Because of the wind bucking ability and the greater distance factor of the .25-06 round.
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I guess I am going to have to agree with cottontop, that would be my Handi-rifle in .25-06, with a 4-12x40 Bushnell...............
When all else fails.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:17 AM   #16
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I have several Varmint type rifles for CF rifles semi autos the 2 Colt AR15 Hbars in 223 which do a fine job.In the bolt action CF rifles I have a Rem 700 vssf in a 22-250 w/Leupold VXIII 6-24x40mm with target knobs and a Rem 700 Bdl 6mm rem in a Bell Carlson syn. stock and a Leuplod VXIII 4.5-14x40mm.
Can't forget the 22lr,which I use a Ruger 10/22T with a Tasco world class 3-9x40mm scope.
I agree depending on what kind of varmints? anything from a 22lr up to a 308 win. make very good varmint cartridges.
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#1 B with killer wood, red pad...............trigger work and if need be, bbl change (factory look).
If I get the job I interviewed for, I'll have Mr Penrod do the work.
.243 Winchester.
Be my chuck rig.
Got a 700 ADL synth for beatin' the brush and bouncing in the Jeep, shoots about 1/2 MOA. That's my yote rig.
Nice wood is for chuck hunting. Maybe even an attractant
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Ruger M77VT 6mm PPC with a Sightron 6-24x50mm MOA-2 reticle SIII on top. That combo will get you to 700 yards easy if you can do your part.
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Ok here ya go- this is new from browning, suppressor ready.
And get it in .243 so you can shoot 55- 100 grain bullets. The 55 can be shot @3910 fps
And then this scope
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Ive grown up popping ground hogs with my old man`s 220 Swift, but if you were in an area with prairie dogs id prolly go for a .223 Rem just for the added barrel life. Im currently saving up to get a .243 Improved barrel for my short 700 .243 originally built by AP Custom.

The 220 Swift my father has now was also built by Mike (AP Custom), long 700, factory BDL wood stock thats been pillar bedded, Jewell (sp) trigger, Leupold 6.5-20.

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