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Snowy Mountain Rifles wants your input on ideal walking varmint rifle

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Unread 12-12-2012, 09:42 PM
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re: Snowy Mountain Rifles wants your input on ideal walking varmint rifle

I'll play

6xc with a #4 @24" long
8 twist using 105 berger hybrids, 107 sierra or 105 a-max.
either the McMillian A1-3 or the Remington Hunter, (depends on the grip angle you like.)

Topped with a 4-16 pst moa

You now have a 10lb rifle capable of 800 yard coyotes 1000 yards if your real good.

heck lets add a mini muscle brake to it just so you can spot your shots easier.
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    Unread 12-12-2012, 11:40 PM
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    re: Snowy Mountain Rifles wants your input on ideal walking varmint rifle

    Jim,

    Thanks for the comments. I've yet to play with the 6xc but hopefully I'll have a barrel chambered up in that caliber in the future. I agree, that would be a pretty good set-up. Anybody else like the 6xc?

    Geb
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    Unread 12-14-2012, 06:34 AM
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    re: Snowy Mountain Rifles wants your input on ideal walking varmint rifle

    So far it looks like 22-250, .243, or 6xc. We have two of each of those calibers, except one of the 243 is AI. The barrels tend to be a fairly light weight contour with some people likeing flutes, and most so far opting for a 24" barrel. The stocks also being preferred have a more hunting style grip and trim forend and some sort of a desert colored camo. Looks like an adjustable cheek is a toss up as is LOP and people here look to prefer a light trigger in the 1-2 pound range.

    I'd like to get some more feedback. If you are a member here, please take a few minutes and post your ideal specs for a walking varmint type rifle. The more input we have the closer we'll come to building an ideal rifle. Thank you for your time.

    Geb
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    re: Snowy Mountain Rifles wants your input on ideal walking varmint rifle

    I think the ticket for the forend of the stock is to have a about a 2" width so your bi-pod has a good mounting surface w/o wobble. I like the idea of a light trigger to be more precise for little targets way out there. Atlas bi-pod would be the ticket if you can get your hands on one.
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    re: Snowy Mountain Rifles wants your input on ideal walking varmint rifle

    My suggestion was for an AI also... (.22-250 AI)

    As far as the stock goes, I would prefer a narrower and rounded forend on a gun for calling predators. That is just because I use sticks when calling, not bipods.

    Not trying to be argumentative, just something else to consider.
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    re: Snowy Mountain Rifles wants your input on ideal walking varmint rifle

    22-250
    24 inch barrel, contoured out to .780 at the muzzle and fluted
    1 in 12 twist
    I like the Rem Hunter stock from McMillan
    Williams steel floor plate
    JEWEL trigger
    Weight should fall in the 7.75 to 8.25 area

    22-250 has enough reach for most shooters and enough authority on delivery
    to get the job done. This caliber also can be made useable on cats with valuable fur and ammo is available to everyone.
    50 to 65 grain bullets with good speed and barrel life what more could you
    ask for.
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    re: Snowy Mountain Rifles wants your input on ideal walking varmint rifle

    +1 on Jim See with the 6cx. That's a rig you can have some fun with. Would work well on whitetails too.
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