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What bullet and cartrige do you use for Varmint Hunting

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Unread 02-27-2008, 02:47 PM
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My favorite varmint round is the 220 Swift. I do not have any shots as long as 700 (longest about 565 yds) but I think it could easily get there even with the 55gr bullets I am running through it. I do plan on on rebarreling with a quicker twist when the time comes to help it reach out a little further.
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    As soon as I receive the rifle, I will be using a rifle called a 300 Varminter which is based off a tight neck .337 Match 300 WSM Chamber. The bullet I will be using will be the 125grn BT and 110grn -Max at a velocity of 4000+fps. The rifle is being built for varminting out to 800 yards.

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    Although I have owned heavy varmint rigs in a variety of chamberings, these are the cartridges that I've had the most fun with:

    .221 FB - 40gr BT (moly)

    22-243AI - 75gr A-Max (moly)

    6.5x284 - 142gr SMK (naked)

    460 Wby - 300gr Hornady HP :>)
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    6br 95VLDs
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    i use my Edge with 250 gr bullets. it's great practice for elk. hopefully i'll get my 6wssm up and running soon to practice with. it doesn't seem to use as much powder!
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    I use the 204,223 and 243 with light bullets for most of my doggin but when the yardages get past 500 the 6 & 6.5 284s come out to play with 105 and 140 bullets. The 75Amax out of the 22-250 does alright out there too;)
    The wind here mandates a heavy bullet if your gonna getem past 500!
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    Unread 02-28-2008, 09:11 AM
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    I use a .204 ruger up to 650 yards with a 40 grain berger.
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