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What bullet and cartrige do you use for Varmint Hunting

 
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:58 PM
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What bullet and cartrige do you use for Varmint Hunting

Lets say are max range is 700 yards, what type of bullets and cartridges are you using for varmint hunting?

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Old 02-26-2008, 11:10 PM
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i would use a 338 edge with a 300gr SMK!!

or to be a little more cost affective a 308win with 180 or 190 bullet

i would like to try a 204 ruger sometime i think 700 yards would be a little stretch though
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:42 PM
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I like my 243. Little recoil and very accurate. I shoot 87 vmax's. I also like the 444 marlin for rabbits. Might be a bit small.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:49 AM
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My 6mmAI it's scary accurate and fast to boot. With an 87gr Hor there is ample power to 700yds.
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I don't like using my longer range varmit rifles for those shot under 300/400yds. Depending on conditions(wind) above 400 yds I might use a 6RemAI and it gets into 600yds or more I'll use a 6.5x284.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:19 AM
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243 is a great long range varmint round - fast with low recoil I use a 243AI with 105 Amax's, but the 87's are good as well.

A fast twist 22-250 like what Savage offers would also be an excellent long range varmint round. Shooting 55's and 75's you'd have it all covered.


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Old 02-27-2008, 02:41 PM
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300 Winmag shooting the 125 gr. BT. Way too much fun on pds. To save on the barrel I only use it past 400 yds.

For closer shooting I use the 204 with 40 gr. Bergers, 243 and 70 gr. Speer HPs and the good old 22-250 with Sierra 1330 or 1360 sp. For walking around the 223 and 40 gr. Sierra HPs.

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