favorite varmint rig

Discussion in 'Guns - Blackpowder' started by roondad, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. roondad

    roondad New Member

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    what is or was your favorite long range varmint rig? mine was a ruger #1v in .220 swift several years ago about 25 to be exact I owned a tackdriver, but since I was moving to illinois from colorado I sold it. major regrets been thinking about getting a new rig, looking for advice or opinions. thanks.
     
  2. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Al,I'll post a pic of mine tomorrow,Its an antique ,:wink: model 788 rem in .223 6-24x40 ao target scope,20" midweight bbl,bipod, and a trigger job.
     

  3. roondad

    roondad New Member

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    thanks, right now I am thinking of trading away a ranch rifle for a long range set up, being an antique myself I probably will be looking for a used rifle in gun or pawnshops.
     
  4. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Savage 110 in .22-.250 bul barrel with laminated stock 6 x 24 scope

    Savage 110 in .308 bull barrell w/ John Plaster ultimate sniper stock 8 X 40 scope
     
  5. Blue Duck

    Blue Duck New Member

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    In open country I like my Rem 700 in 22-250 with a 4x12 Leupold. Around home where its mountains and timber the shooting is a little closer and I like my 223 Steven with a 3x9 Leupold on it.
     
  6. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    i like my CZ 550 Varmit. Mine is chambered in .308 but they also come in 22-250. it has a bull barrel, set trigger, and i have it topped with a Burris 3x9x40 scope. the scope came as a package with a 20x50 spotting scope, and i love this setup. i like it because it is accurate enough to take out prarie dogs @ 400 yards but can also knock down the occassional coyote from 600. you can check them out @ czusa.com
     
  7. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    Man, Not having the ThankYou trigger really makes me appreciate having one,,,

    But, Thanks!! to all posts above..
    I own a CZ Safari Mag in .375 H&H, not the ususal varmit rig, but, it's quite a rifle.. it's set up with Quick detach scope, set trigger, folding rear leaf sights, deep belly mag..
    They sure seem to make a Great rifle ,, bang for your buck,, and all.

    However, I have an old Herters .22-250 bolt action that works pretty good for varmits.
     
  8. bigcatmaniac

    bigcatmaniac New Member

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    i got a sweeeeet savage also chambered in .308, its got the Harris quick detach bipod and mounted on top of it is a Nikon 8-32-60 scope. Yea i know the scope is a little much but it gets the job done waaaaaay out there. When people see my rifle the first question most ask is what part of the military am i in. It looks a lot like the ones they issue for beginning marksman.
     
  9. roondad

    roondad New Member

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    hey guys I want to thank you for the posts but the button is gone, I see some of you are fellow jarheads oorah! it is interesting to see the 308's is there a bullet weight you prefer? thanks again guys!
     
  10. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    i preffer the 168 grain rounds for my .308. they hold more consistent for me on the long shots. Hornady makes a great .308 round in the BTHP Match rounds or the A-MAX rounds. these are very accurate and extremely consistent.
     
  11. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    In my .308 I use 148 gr. FMJ. I had several hundred rounds left over from the sheriff's dept. In my .22-.250 I use 55 gr HP from Hornady.
     
  12. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member

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    Sorry Folks,
    I got me one them thar heal toe butt busters, 300 weatherby magnum with a real looking glass that hasnt missed!

    150 grn nos par weatherby magnum, 6.5 x 20 x 44 mm, IFR rec mil-dot scope!

    Id like to say a thing about using the trigger finger, you got to tickle the trigger.:wink:
     
  13. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Rem 700 in .270 until I get my DPMS Sweet Sixteen in 5.56
     
  14. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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    Remington Model 700 SPS Varmint. 26" Bull Barrell, .22-250 Rem.
    6x24x Tactical mil-dot Burris Scope, Harris Bipods. My back up gun is my DPMS Custom AR-15.:wink:
     
  15. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    In my opinion you cant beat a 22-250 for varmints.
     
  16. Team Hold EM Hook

    Team Hold EM Hook New Member

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    150 grain 7mm mag it gets the job done and they don't live to tell about it for sure
     
  17. opposum

    opposum Active Member

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    I like my Ruger Mark 11 bull barrel 22.250. It is a sweet gun. If anyone in central Mo would want to buy it I would sell it. I'm going to purchase an AR 15 so I could use the cash.
     
  18. DCcatfisher

    DCcatfisher New Member

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    Depending on where and what I am hunting:
    Marlin 917 17hmr w/ cheap 3x9x40 scope
    Winchester M70 22-250 w/ bushnell banner 6x18x50 scope
    Taurus Raging Bull 454 Casull ( a little overkill for varmints but it's more about the fun factor with this thing)
    Mossberg 835 w/ 3.5" 00 buck for the thick stuff
     
  19. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Pics coming,got lost in the transit,:smile2:
     
  20. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Heres my "antique" she's only 30 :smile2:
     

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