Re: New Varmint/Target Rifle
I dont know about the Axis, but Savage does make some rifles in .204
If it's windy where you and your dad shoot, go with the 22-250 or 204 and try to shoot 39 or 40 grn bullets in the 204, 52-55 or even 60 grn bullets in the 22-250.
204 is a little flatter shooting, 22-250 drifts less in the wind. Sure, you can shoot 69-77 grn bullets out of a fast twist 223 and get less wind drift, but you loose quite a bit of velocity doing it. You can shoot 75-80 grn bullets in a fast twist 22-250 too, but off the shelf rifles dont usually come with fast twists, so we're dealing with 40-60 grain bullets usually in the 22-250. The 223 is the most cost effective/cheapest to shoot, especially if you are buying factory ammo. Take your pick, they've all got good things going for them. I prefer the 22-250 for longer shots and windy areas.
You'll get the most bang for your buck with a 24-26" barrel.
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Last edited by SBruce; 05-18-2011 at 01:24 AM..