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favorite varmit cartridge.

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Unread 02-21-2007, 05:19 PM
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Unread 02-21-2007, 05:46 PM
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Re: favorite varmit cartridge.

I'm with reed mosser on this one. There is no cartridge that I enjoy more than the 22-243AI for splatting varmints. Big and small it splatts them all. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 02-21-2007, 10:43 PM
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Re: favorite varmit cartridge.

243 win with 58gr vmax and 221 fireball 40gr nosler bt
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Unread 02-22-2007, 09:57 AM
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Varmint hunter: love that stock. Do you have more pictures of it?

How is it for off hand shots?
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Unread 02-22-2007, 08:07 PM
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Well for true varmints, I would probably go with my old MDL 70 in 243. Loaded with the 85 or 95 gr BT it rocks. However, I have taken more critters of the vermin type using my 25-06 than anything else I have. From 20yds to 400+ it served me well through the years I had posesssion of it. Now my daughter has it and I hope it serves her as well.

Of course varmints around our stomping grounds are a bit different than most of yours. As such I would have to say that other than the 25, my Ruger Compact in .308 has picked up where the 25 left off. I have taken several coyotes in close with it as well as several fair sized hogs out further than I really imagined it would drop them. However, when they present a target, I will send something their way. Here are a few that have fallen to the .308,

A quick 45 minute hunt down by the gravel pit,

First long range hog with the 308, just over 280 yds. in the last minutes of light,

A very mangy yote, hey remingtonman_25_06, ya think those 17 caliber fellows would have wanted this one's pelt as well?
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Unread 02-22-2007, 08:12 PM
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that looks more like a mexican hairless than a coyote
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Unread 02-22-2007, 09:21 PM
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cool pics of pigs but there is no way i would even touch that yote. I dont even know if I would have recognized it as one unless you said it was.
I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"
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