Is a bull barrel necessary for a prairie dog hunt? I plan to purchase a 22-250 caliber rifle but would prefer not to buy it with a bull barrel because this hunt is just a one time deal. I mainly want to have it for predator hunting every now and then. Can anyone shine some light on my situation? I also dont have a large price range; about $600 would be my limit. The TC Venture Predator with a Bushnell banner 6-24x40 is the top runnings on my list. Is this a good idea? gun)Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.