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Unread 07-18-2004, 08:49 PM
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Re: Varmint Rifle

doesnt realy matter what kind of shape its in if you are going to rebarrel ... so many new coatings and such it might save you a little money to get a rough one .. sandblast it and coat it with a do it yourself duracoat or something like it..... good luck
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Unread 07-21-2004, 05:07 AM
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Re: Varmint Rifle

Old Varmint - Any of the mentioned actions will work great. We have had really good luck with the Howa barrelled actions and they are priced right.

Longrangegunner52 - me and my shooting buddies have a number of the Boyd laminated stocks and like them very much -
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Unread 07-21-2004, 06:53 PM
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Re: Varmint Rifle

Thanks for all the replies guys, you have certainly helped me make up my mind, looks like I was thinking along the right lines anyway.

Best Wishes

Murray [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Unread 07-22-2004, 12:25 PM
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availability is going to be a big factor too. If you get Savage, they make a wide variety of styles and most shoot very well out of the box. Well priced too. With a growing aftermarket, they can be worked up as easily as a Rem 700.

I had a 6BR based on a Savage action and it was one of the most consistent and accurate rifles I have ever had the pleasure of owning/shooting.

Howas, Win make very nice rifles too. I build a lot on surplus actions and favor the Enfield P14/17 actions. Very strong and surprisingly very accurate. Lots of parts to convert to modern function.

Of course, the M98/M48 Mauser is also a possibility. Many were converted to BR rifles before "modern" actions were readily available. I have owned and shot others that would all do 1/4 to 1/2 MOA. Certainly good enough to pop a varmint at long range.

Enjoy your quest...

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Unread 09-16-2004, 08:36 PM
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Re: Varmint Rifle

Has anyone seen the 2005 spring Remington line up. I really like the vsf. I will be purchasing one in a 308win. as soon as they come out. What do yall think?
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Unread 09-16-2004, 11:46 PM
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Re: Varmint Rifle

Target buster,

If you want a 308 for varminting, check out Wildcat bullets, they offer a 68 gr flat based HP that has a B.C. similiar to a 125 gr B. Tip.

Richard Grave, the owner of Wildcat Bullets told me he is getting +3800 fps with this new bullet out the 308 Win and getting near 1/2 moa groups as well.

IF your interested let me know and I will get you his e-mail address. DO not have it right now or I would just post it.

Good Shooting!!!

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Unread 09-18-2004, 02:05 AM
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Re: Varmint Rifle

I am probably biased but this would be (is!) my choice.
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