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20 Vartarg VS 17 Remington Fireball

 
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:55 AM
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Re: 20 Vartarg VS 17 Remington Fireball

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Mike


that is one wild looking pistol.......................what size barrel is that .....looks like a #5 ....By the way did you happen to find the other half of the squirrel?
Greg,
1.25" all the way to the muzzle. -You can watch the hits through the scope. Will be getting out more this winter with the fox pro. It's a lot of fun smokin' coyotes with a pistol
The remainder of the squirrel was scattered in a 5 yard radius from his noggin.
-Mike
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:06 PM
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Re: 20 Vartarg VS 17 Remington Fireball

I hunt fox with the .17 Fireball. Shot a few Eastern Coyotes with it and feel it is not enough. For coyotes the vartag is better. Fox the fireball is better. Or, head shots only on fox with the vartag?
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:20 AM
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Re: 20 Vartarg VS 17 Remington Fireball

I have both and use them of Red Fox and the European brown rabbit we have downunder.
For Fox`s I was using using the 17 with 20 V-Max at 4000fps and was getting a bit of Splashing so next winter I will be moving up to the 25 V-Max.
Wirth the 20 vartarg I use 32 gr V-Max at around 3750 fps.

My suggestion is to get two rifles built up exactly the same.Same stock, barrel,action ,trigger and scope.One chambered in the 20 VT the other in 17 Fireball.After a season of calling report back and tell us which one you prefer.

When I go out they both come with me.
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