new guy from oregon

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by japple, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. japple

    japple Well-Known Member

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    hey guys,
    I am basically here to get info on long range varmint rifles considering a 22.250, 25 wssm or a 243 wssm any opinions guyys? what brands and models too?
     
  2. ss7mm

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    Welcome to LongRangeHunting. Good luck with your new gun.
     

  3. japple

    japple Well-Known Member

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    thanks. actually not to far from you. I am about an hour south of tri cities wash. do you know any good rifle resources in the area. I am a archery guy primarily.
     
  4. ss7mm

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    Sorry, not very familiar with that part of the state when it comes to gun sources/resources.
     
  5. Thekid76

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    I am getting used to how this thing works so bear with me. you are looking into varmint class calibers but you did not say what type of varmint you are after. coyote. 25s will do great with the 25-06 as one of my very favorite. 95 gr vmax at 3500 or so and you will pop dogs out to 400 and beyond with ease. if you are looking at rats and rabbits, just stick to the easy to get ammo for 223. lots to load for and lots to buy in the custom lines. not only that but you will save on heat and on barrel life. better then the hotter 224s. I have a 6.5 that is with Craig Boddington right now that will slap the life out of dogs and kill elk when i need it and it was built for under 1,000. marc
     
  6. Doug in Alaska

    Doug in Alaska Well-Known Member

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    Hey japple,

    I grew up in Lewiston and lived in Pasco for a year before moving to Alaska. Are you a hand-loader? If so, I'd suggest you take a look at the .22-250AI. I've got a custom being built in the AI and the ballistics are impressive to say the least. It is an old Rem 700 I bought when I was a kid and the barrel was shot out. For varmint shooting in your area, the AI will shine. Where are you located, Patterson area? I worked on the St. Michelle winery in Patterson during construction in 1981 if I remember correctly.
     
  7. japple

    japple Well-Known Member

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    I live in heppner in oregon. I think I have narrowed it down to a 6.5 x.257 roberts. And to answer another question I will be reloading myself. Thanks for the help guys.
     
  8. Thekid76

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    the 6.5x257 will be a great round to get bullets out to 800 but for the money and ease of brass i went with the 06 version. I actually live in Mount Vernon and have been using Jake Collier of Colliers custom guns. he is young and loves what he does as well as being trained by some of the best minds in the gun education world. any way i will have to look up his number but he has a web site. i am looking into a 338 right now on a 550 magnum action. don't suppose you have any expirience with the allen mags or the snipe tac 338s?
     
  9. WarV

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    I am an Oregon guy also.....new to this site. Have hunted Coyotes near Ukiah with 25.06 and works great way out there. Load my own......
     
  10. japple

    japple Well-Known Member

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    thats my neck of the woods. I have settled on something now just have to part it together.
     
  11. WarV

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    Take your time and do it right...it will pay off....have fun......