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Varmint Rifle: What Do You Have


bholman

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Prairie dog shooting is usually done from a portable bench in my experience. I went in WY and the shots start off close until the catch on. The more you shoot, the farther away the prairie dogs still come out of their holes. We started off at about 100 yards and by the time we quit, we were shooting them at about 700. We didn't have the dope or load to reach farther. I will next time though.

 

I use a 22-250 Ackley shooting 55gr bullets at 3750 fps. Custom Remington 700 with a heavy barrel. For real long shots I have a 260 Ackley on a Stiller action. That is good for about 1500 yards.

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.... Remington 700 stainless remington proof barrel 222 varmiter with a 12 power Lyman scope in weaver rings... Winchester model 70 in a winchester proof 223 varmiter barrel in a thumbhole prone stock with a Unertl BV 20... Target bases...

 

...If the varmits get too big... Remington 40X 300 win mag single shot, 26 inch remington proof heavy barrel... 16 power Unertl with target bases...

 

leroy

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Looks like the Remington 700 is the choice gun, now I just need to find a good one! Anyone have experience with Savage?

 

Ya cant go wrong with a Remington 700 action... A 40X target gun is nothin but a trued up 700 action...

 

leroy

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Looks like the Remington 700 is the choice gun, now I just need to find a good one! Anyone have experience with Savage?

 

A Savage would be a great choice.  They are very accurate out of the box and have a good trigger.  If you get one with the "target" action (usually you can tell by seeing if the trigger blade is red), the trigger goes very low.  I have a Savage LRPV in 204 Ruger.  I really like it because it is HEAVY and it doesn't hardly move when you shoot meaning you can watch what you hit pretty easily.  It probably isn't as easy with a 22-250, but I would high recommend them as a factory gun.  You could do a heck of a lot worse.  Personally, I prefer a Savage to a Remington, but there will be as many that go the other way.  

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Browning A bolt in 7mm Rem Mag, correct hand of course.

I picked up the rest on egay

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Prairie dog shooting is usually done from a portable bench in my experience. I went in WY and the shots start off close until the catch on. The more you shoot, the farther away the prairie dogs still come out of their holes. We started off at about 100 yards and by the time we quit, we were shooting them at about 700. We didn't have the dope or load to reach farther. I will next time though.

 

A bud shots his 22-250 on his farm and consistently hits a 2X2 ft steel plate out to 880 yds. He ran out of property at the point.  :)

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