- Apr 14, 2013
- Barnsdall, OK
I know many of the good folks here are way more educated than myself on what's out there as far as components to build a left-handed varmint rifle in 17 Fireball or 204 Ruger. I am not opposed to a 20 VarTarg, but I'm wanting something easy on fur. I have a Bergara in 22-250 that shoots 68 Grain Hornady BTHP superbly with StaBall powder, but it is hard, hard, hard on fur. I had a 17 Mach IV years ago, but it was a single shot, and that's just not good calling coyotes. I am wanting to build a repeater, short barrel, 22", maybe 20", it will be suppressed, and as powerful a scope as I can get without an adjustable objective for quick shots, up close and out to 400 yards. Just asking you guys opinions, and I'm trying to keep it around $2000, maybe up to $2500. Appreciate the help. I am also interested in keeping it fairly light, my Bergara's are great rifles, but they are a tad heavy for packing distances.