When the local gun shop closed up they offered a 10% discount on all rifles, so I bought a Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 in .25-06. Just recently I bought a Leupold VX-3 4.5-14x40 to top it. I want to shoot 600 yards with this gun hopefully. I have a Savage 10 Tactical in .223 with the heavy varmint barrel. This is my primary fox hunting and groundhog killing gun. I just ordered a Nikon 6-18x40 scope for it to replace the old Simmons on it. We're going to start reloading soon and I want to know some loads and bullets to use to make this a great fox rifle with a good distance to it. I have a feeling my maximum range to kill an animal with it won't be much over 250 yards though, am I wrong about this? Thanks for the help everyone!