Originally Posted by Kraiza
I'm new this forum. I am looking at three guns. #1 CZ 550 Varmint in a .308 and the other is a Model 700 SPS Tactical in a.308 and a Tikka T3 Super Varmint in .308.
I would like a new bolt action tack driver out to 400 +++ yards.
Need some help or I will just buy on looks and hope I pick the best out of the group.
I shoot a Armalite AR10T with a Leopold Patrol 1.25 X 4 VX-R scope and it is dead on at 100 yards or closer. With my Bushnell Elite 3200 6x24 I have no problem to go out to 300 yards. I know it can go longer but I can't hold it steady.
I'm sure the same will happen with the bolt action, but I would like to have a nice bolt action gun.
Any info would be appreciated.
Any of the above would work well for you. If it were me though I'd go with .260 rem instead of .308 however.
Faster, flatter, and lots of great high BC bullets in the 120-140gr range by a multitude of manufactuers for every application you can think of.
Also you have the advantage of even less recoil with the .260 vs .308.
For me one of the key factors in varmint hunting is velocity and the .308 simply cannot compare with the .260 for velocities. More often than not, for me varmint shots come down to split seconds and even a fraction less flight time can help make the difference between a hit and a miss or a clean kill vs wounding.
Someone over at Sniper's hide has a Sako varmint model in .260 listed that I'd absolutely love to have if I could figure out a way to get it bought right now.