I want to see what you're favorite varmit cartridge is and why. For instance mine is a 243, good bcs and good velocity for a good splat factor on chucks and squirles. Second would have to be a 22-250 for chucks and squirles. Easy to load for and you get some major splat factor on squirles and chucks. Just dosen't buck the wind as well as the 6mm. Pics are cool to. You always got to love pics.
I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"
I love my 22-243 ackley 30 inch benchmark barrel 8 twist with the 80 grain a-max at 3650 Fps for varmints. I have had all the big hammers and everything inbetween abd its one of my favorites. The ballistics out to a 1000 are great no recoil good killer and doubles as legit 500 yard deer caliber.
Thats a tough one screech. I really like my .222 for ranges out to 300 yards on squirrels and such, but for longer range shooting it just dont cut it. I like the 25-06 for long range varminting, but I admit its a little on the heavy side. 6mm bores are pretty good at being a good varmint rifle. I to would probly go with the 243 or 243 AI. However, to me theres 2 types of varmints and varminting which would require 2 different rifles. THeres short/long range shooting, then there squirrels/coyotes. I'd take a 222/223 for 300-400 yards at most, then switch to the 243 for anything past that.
For walkabout/quiet snipeing its hard to beat the HMR
Most rounds fired,the 223(all 5 of them)Great round and cheap to load for
Best red mist factor goes to the 243 shootin 55grain Noslers.shoots like a lazer and vaporizes for quick humane kills [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] Video
The 6.5 and 6-284 do a great job of putting them down past 500 yards.Gota luve an accurate long range unit!!
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