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Old 04-02-2011, 06:40 PM
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Re: Let's see your Varmint rifles !

No such thing as too much for them.


I agree! Whatever it takes however getting closer to them with that barrel length might be cheating!

I see you like the A/V-Max's too. I run them in most of mine and I am going to try the 65 gr. V-Max. I just got a box of 66 gr. Berger's to try. That 75 gr. A-Max in my 1 in 9" Savage 12 .223 shoots great however sometimes I wish I had a little more velocity. I get 2980 fps but would really like 33-3400. Thinking about re-chambering to .22-250 AI. like I need another caliber to load for!
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:42 PM
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Re: Let's see your Varmit rifles !

Hey Brad,
If you're looking to buy a 260, I might be interested in a 243 or 243 AI? Been looking, just having a hard time "pulling the trigger" on one!!
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:23 PM
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Finally getting my main rig together: Stock Howa Varmint Supreme, .223, Millet Buck Gold 6-25x56 mil-dot, PRW rings. Hoping to get this dialed in for summer 'dog shooting. Savage .17hmr, pos BSA 6-24 (well see if it hold up to .17 recoil...lol) Last but not least, and not exactly a varmint gun, but my 700 VTR in .308, Nikon Buckmaster 3-9.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:09 PM
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Nice rigs! What's the twist on the Howa? How does the .308 shoot?
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:37 AM
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Re: Let's see your Varmint rifles !

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No such thing as too much for them.


I agree! Whatever it takes however getting closer to them with that barrel length might be cheating!

I see you like the A/V-Max's too. I run them in most of mine and I am going to try the 65 gr. V-Max. I just got a box of 66 gr. Berger's to try. That 75 gr. A-Max in my 1 in 9" Savage 12 .223 shoots great however sometimes I wish I had a little more velocity. I get 2980 fps but would really like 33-3400. Thinking about re-chambering to .22-250 AI. like I need another caliber to load for!

My 22" 223AI's run moly'd 75's at ~3100. My 1-8" 22-250 was a 22"er and would run them at 3300 but burned up 10 more grains of powder to do so. My oldest lot of 223AI brass has 22 firings on it and the pockets are still tight and I've not had to trim it yet. I really like the 223AI. We shoot to 1000yds a lot and my first 223AI had 4000 rounds through it in about 18 months of shooting. Kind of hard to argue with cheap brass, no recoil, long strings of fire, great barrel life, cheap bullets, modest powder charges....and getting a LOT of long range practice for your dollar and only burning up 26gr of powder at a time to do so.
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My 22" 223AI's run moly'd 75's at ~3100. My 1-8" 22-250 was a 22"er and would run them at 3300 but burned up 10 more grains of powder to do so. My oldest lot of 223AI brass has 22 firings on it and the pockets are still tight and I've not had to trim it yet. I really like the 223AI. We shoot to 1000yds a lot and my first 223AI had 4000 rounds through it in about 18 months of shooting. Kind of hard to argue with cheap brass, no recoil, long strings of fire, great barrel life, cheap bullets, modest powder charges....and getting a LOT of long range practice for your dollar and only burning up 26gr of powder at a time to do so.
Well said and sound logic. Kinda why I chose the 6.5X47 Lapua for my Savage build.
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Nice rigs! What's the twist on the Howa? How does the .308 shoot?
The howa has the stock 1-12 twisy, which sucks. I have had up and down luck with it. hopefully now that I am reloading, and have all the right equipment I can find a rounds that works well with it.

I LOVE the VTR, shoots great, killed three deer with it this year, and shot at a few prairie dogs early this spring. This was from a little long range plinking at 577 yards:
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