Fifty, I agree with you regarding the windage issue with the 125grn BT. I love the High BC bullets too, however, I have had problems with the VLD type bullets when using them for varminting.
I have had too many hits on varmints and have watched too many of them crawl back into their holes because the bullet passed right through them. When I am shooting varmints, from 100 to 1000 yards, I use the Ballistic Tip, V-Max and A-Max bullets. The A-Max seems to be the best all around bullet for high BC and killing power. I use the 87grn V-Max out of my 6mmAI for varminting out to 1000 yards. I have had excellent results, even in the wind.
I will also agree the wind out my way is nothing like the wind you guys get out your way. So when I say windy conditions, for me that would mean a windy day would be a 8 to 10mph wind.
When I shoot past a 1000 yards, I go to the VLD bullets right away. I have always been able to get away with using the Ballistic Tip and V-Max bullets out to 1000 yards. But once I past the 1000 yard mark, I need to go to the VLD bullets in order to be successful.
I have read all of Wildcats post's and he has stated this rifle will only be used out to 1000 yards. I think he also stated he shoots in an area that is not very windy, so this set up will probably work pretty well for him. I would have went with something different. I would have designed the 300 WSM
around the 168grn A-Max for varminting, but others have their reasons for designing their rigs. I think Wildcat also mentioned he is having a 30/338 Lapua Improved built for varmintig past 1000 yards, so it sounds like he will be set up for all conditions.
I must admit, I think the 300 Varminter sounds like an awesome varmint rig for it's intended purpose. Anyhow, I hope you and wildcat can put your differences aside and STOP arguing over stupid stuff. I read the "What a Joke" post, and I think all parties, IMO, got a little out of control.