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Snowy Mountain Rifles wants your input on ideal walking varmint rifle

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What length barrel do you guys run? I'm going to guess 24". And what kind of barrel life are you seeing with that? I would think it would be pretty short but you also probably aren't sending 10 rounds at a time in short order. Sounds like a nice set-up though.

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26" is usually the norm. Running a 5c or 5r (whatever you want to call it) SS barrel, life is just fine for a Calling rifle. No sir, long strings of fire are bad But as a "walking varmint" rifle, I think the 22-243 is very hard to beat. Lapua brass, flat trajectory & minimal recoil. Lots & lots of dead Wyo 'yotes to attest to that. The A-Max is doing a great job of not only holding up to the velocity, but delivering on the smack-down end as well. I'm thinking about playing around with the 90grn Berger for giggles....


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    I'm thinking about playing around with the 90grn Berger for giggles....
    I'm thinking of trying 80 and 90 in my 22-250 when it comes time to rebarrel. I would also like to look into 22-250AI to push the heavies better. Think it would make a smoking, light recoiling rifle for F-open class, and groundhogs.

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    The BC of the 90 is pretty good. The one thing that stops me is I haven't heard anything in regards to the terminal performance of the Berger on game. This isn't a hunting VLD...

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    The BC of the 90 is pretty good. The one thing that stops me is I haven't heard anything in regards to the terminal performance of the Berger on game. This isn't a hunting VLD...

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    Well... for target and varmint, I think it will be just fine. I would imagine within the first 800yds it will do the same as other bullets.
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    Bumping this up to hopefully get more input from the members of this forum, the only place we are gathering information from. Thanks a lot fellas and gals.

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

    6x47 lapua
    1 in 8
    #4 or #5 with flutes
    24"
    105 - 110 gr matchking, berger, amax
    htg or gamescout (preferrable)
    lightest possible fill
    adjustable cheek htg, double sling studs, two flush cups on the off shooter side
    jewell @ 1lb

    Lightweight, Lapua brass, easy to form, long range performance is good, barrel life is good. This will favor the chucks and yotes, but I don't think anyone really carries a walking rifle with long range capabilities for prairie dogs.
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    jakelley,

    Thanks for the reply.

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