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Old 06-11-2009, 06:33 PM
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best woodchuck setup

What is the best woodchuck setup. my shots will be out to 450 yards i am on a price limit of $800 for a gun and im a lefty, Thanks for your help.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:40 PM
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Re: best woodchuck setup

for that money, you could go with a Remington Sendero or Savage varminter... in the caliber of your choice
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:41 PM
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Re: best woodchuck setup

Charb,
$800 will get you alot of rifle. I know Remington and Savage both make left hand Varmint models in several calibers. Either mfg will get you where you need to be. JohnnyK.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:12 AM
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Re: best woodchuck setup

It would be hard to get a Sendero for $800, but you might find a good used one. The Sub MOA Vanguard goes about $850 fo the the stainless and less for blued chromemolly. A Tikka T3 stainles would run about $650. Either rifle in a 270 WSM would be just the ticket for groundhogs out to 500 yds easy. The Vanguard has the same receiver style as the Rem 700 and would be easy to find rings and bases for,

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Old 06-12-2009, 11:28 AM
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Re: best woodchuck setup

What about caliber 243 or under?
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Re: best woodchuck setup

Is a savage Model 12 Varminter Low Profile Left Hand in .223 remington a quality gun? Thanks for the help-Charby346
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:21 PM
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Re: best woodchuck setup

Yes, I would call it a quality rifle. Savage is turning out some great shooting rifles. They're holding their own and passing the competition. The .223 Rem with the 1-9" twist is a good barrel. The Savage 110FP that I had with that chambering/twist combo shot the 55gn thru 69gn very tight (.1-.2") with handloads. JohnnyK.
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