Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Bob Friel, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Bob Friel

    Bob Friel Member

    Dec 9, 2008
    I'm looking for a good varmit rifle. I was considering a .22-250, possibly in the Remington SPS. I live in the west and need something capable of a little range. My focus would be coyotes. Questions are: is there a better varmit caliber out there than the .22-250, and would an out of the box Remington SPS provide the accuracy to do the job? Recommendations would be appreciated.
  2. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Jan 20, 2004

    Yep it'll do the job, both rifle and cartridge, depending on what you mean by stretch.

    I'm thinking that possibly wind may be more of a factor than distance. Thus heavy for caliber bullets would be appropriate. Factory twist may be a limiting condition here.

    What about a 243 in the same model. That would help some with possibly more barrel life. If I recall correctly my huntin' buddy's REM 22.250 loaded quite warm, went belly up at 1500 rounds.

    Even better would be the 243 Ackley Improved. There's a fella down the road from you that does a heck of a job on the AI cartridge. This is kind of dreamin' though.