I was pondering the idea of picking up a bolt action varmint gun chambered in .204 Ruger. I think the caliber is shit-hot and persuading yourself into buying another rifle is never a bad thing. Few questions: Anyone care to guess at barrel life shooting 40gr's around 3600fps? Max range on where the 204's energy becomes sub-standard for clean Coyote kills? Twist rate? I've seen from 1/12 to 1/9. What's your current rifle or any suggestions one them? I've been looking at the Savage Varmint line. Either the: Model 12 Long Range Precisison Varminter (Repeater) ~940$ Savage Arms Model 12 Long Range Precisison Varminter (Repeater) 12 Series Varmint Model 12 BTCSS ~800$ Savage Arms Model 12 BTCSS Savage 12 Varminter Low Profile ~630$ Savage Arms Model 12 Varminter Low Profile Probably going to go with the low profile since it's quite a bit cheaper and this rifle will only come out a few times a year to play....although I do like the thumbhole stock on the 2nd model I listed.