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Need a new Varmint Gun! Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Snopczynski, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Snopczynski

    Snopczynski Bonney Lake, WA Member

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    I was thinking of a 22-250 in like a remington 700.

    Now I am open to other calibers, and other manufacturers/models. I was wondering what you guys recommended. Basically I plan to get the gun, put a good scope on it, target shoot, prairie dog hunt, and coyote hunt with it. I was looking for something that could reach out to 250-400 yards max. I am open to something that reaches out to less than 400 yards as well. I have a varmint AR15 in .223, a 10/22, and a .17 HMR already.

    I was also looking for an excellent optic recommendation for the gun I want to get.

    So lets do this, copy and paste these, and fill in under them.

    Gun Manufacturer:

    Gun Model:

    Stock Finish:

    Barrel Finish:

    Barrel Construction (IE Heavy for Varmint):

    Other key options the gun may have:

    Recommended Caliber:

    Recommended Optic:

    Recommended optic power (zoom):

    Recommended Optic Reticule type:


    Thanks guys!
     
  2. varmiter

    varmiter orchards wa. Member

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    Got a howa/axiom in 243 just before christmas and love it but it needs two things a better scope(simmons pro 2.5-10x50 one I allready had)and two is the shooting sticks or bipod.On the rest to break in the barell and sight the scope it shot consistent piggybacks.
     
  3. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    I have a dedicated varmint rig.

    I have a Savage 12 BVSS in .22-250
    it has a stainless heavy fluted barrel.
    I put a Nikon 6-18x 40 scope on it and it seems to be a good setup for me.

    With 55 gr Nosler ballistic tip and 35.5 gr Varget I can put 3 shots in 1 hole at 100 yards.
    I picked the .22-250 for it's ballistics. I think that if I zero for 200, my max pbr is almost 300 yards.


    Stock, out of the box rifle.
     
  4. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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  5. therifleman

    therifleman kennewick Member

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    I like the dpms heavy stainless ar15 for the rats and coyotes and now I am getting one re bored to 6x45 so I can shoot it at deer too. It sure is nice to have 30 rounds in the mag when you are in the rat field and they are running all around.
     
  6. Snopczynski

    Snopczynski Bonney Lake, WA Member

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    I do have a varmint AR already, but I wanted something sort of specialized for long range also.

    What about 243 caliber guys?
     
  7. roguebowhunter

    roguebowhunter medford Member

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    i like my 257 wtby (i know a little big for varmit ) but load a 75 grner in that and its flies .. another i've been lookin into i've wanted for a few yrs is the 204 ruger ..Don
     
  8. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Savage LRPV in 22-250 with the 1-9 twist.
     
  9. Snopczynski

    Snopczynski Bonney Lake, WA Member

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    Would glass bedding any of these guns make them even more accurate?
     
  10. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    I considered that but figured that the gun is doing it's part just fine when I could consistently shoot 3 shot 1 hole groups @100 yards.

    The part I haven't had much time or location to test is the true MPBR.
    This will determine my ideal zero. If I zero at 200, I should be about 1 " high at 100 and 1.5" low at 250.
     
  11. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    X2 for a 22-250. I have Remington 700 with a Pro Hunter 50 scope on it. Very nice looking gun and it is dead on at 300 yards. If you are ever in Vancouver PM and we can reach out touch something.
     
  12. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    Check out Howa.
    They make a fine 22.250 varmit gun. Heavy barrel, the works and normally for a great price.
    Love the 22.250 round too. Super flat shooting.
     
  13. Snopczynski

    Snopczynski Bonney Lake, WA Member

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    My Gunsmith just recommended the Winchester 70 Coyote Light in 22-250. So now I am looking into those. Any feedback?
     
  14. varmiter

    varmiter orchards wa. Member

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    I have to still stick by my howa but I still like the 243.
     
  15. codeman583

    codeman583 Central OR Member

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    I will be listing a 204 ruger later on tonight or tomorrow.

    M77 Mark II BSA Platinum 6-24X44 and if you want all the extras it will come with for the right price 300 bullets 126 loaded rounds 200 pieces of new unopened Winchester brass, 2 lbs. of powder, possibly a tall harris bipod as well.

    for the record, if your thinking of coyote and smaller, and out to 500-600 yards this is about as flight a flying round as it gets, and only 12% less energy at 500 yards then a 22-250.

    food for thought... :thumbup:
     
  16. Snopczynski

    Snopczynski Bonney Lake, WA Member

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    I ordered the Winchester 70 Coyote Light in 22-250! I also got a Leupold 4x12-40 Mark AR scope for it. I am gonna get it, have it glass bedded, and have the optic mounted next week.
     
  17. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    Congrats - I think you'll be very happy with the .22-250
     
  18. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    I run a Ruger M77 mark II with a Leupold 6-18x40 with a Timney trigger. I have been loading the Barns 36gr. varmont grenades & have been VERY inpressed. Flat shooting & alot of damage.