Let's see your Varmint rifles !

ChuckBlaster

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What 6mm caliber? 6mm Rem? Also, what make of stock is that? It looks nice. The whole setup looks awesome!

Yep, plain old 6mm Rem. The stock is the original HS Precision stock that came on the rifle but was modified by the previous owner. He did a really good job on it. Very comfortable to shoot and super accurate. I've only shot it on paper once and these are 2 of the 3 groups I shot at 100yds. The last group was shot at the same target in pic two after making a final adjustment so I didn't bother taking a pic of it. And yes, also because it wasn't quite as good as the first 2:D Didn't shoot 5 shot groups because I'm currently using ammo the previous owner loaded for me and I wanted to save as many rounds as possible for groundhogs until I get my own loaded up. After I do that and after my new SWFA SS 5-20X50 gets here I'll shoot some "real" groups and post.

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Savage 22-250, 24" stainless fluted bull barrel, single shot. When the time comes to take the camo off I'll take a few more pictures.
 

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Michiganhunter

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Hey Chuckblaster,
The thread is "Let's see your Varmint Rifles" not "let's see your group targets" LOL...Next time, throw in a pic of the gun too:rolleyes::)lightbulb
Sorry man....Didn't see the previous page...duh!!
 
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Michiganhunter

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Winchester Mod. 70 Boss in 243. Win. Stag Model 6 in 5.56 both topped with Viper Scopes. The AR in a Viper 4-12, and the 243 in a 6-24 50mm. The target is during load development, and is a 3 shot .295 group. 70 gr. Sierra's loaded with 41 gr. Varget, Win. Brass, and primers. Yikes, I can't wait to shoot a live target with that one!!:D
 

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efw

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I picked this Sako-barreled Remington 03-A3 built by Tenn benchrest rifle builder HW Creighton few years ago. It was in rough shape and needed a stock refinishing, as well as a parkerizing job.
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I didn't know his name when I bought the rifle, but when I got this as my first group on paper I investigated and found he has a pretty darned good reputation in his circles:

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I've done a little bit of load experimentation with 85 gr Sierra HPBTs, 90 gr NBTs, and 100 gr Interlocks because I'm a rifle looney and they all did well enough for a hunting rifle. As a first I am proud to say that after that first three-shot group I figured I better buy 1100 75 gr Hornady HPs & a 5 lber of RL15.

Well anyway, my wife took the kids to the beach late Friday afternoon so I ran home, grabbed the 6 and some experimental loads of Ramshot Hunter w/ moly'd 90 gr Speer Hot Cors that I traded into a couple of weeks ago and went out.

As I was on my way down there I decided to drop by my client's place. He planted his huge yard in soybeans and always has had a killer crop of 'chucks, so I figured there'd be even more. I was right. As soon as I pulled up I spotted this FAT HOG who ran for his hole until I stopped. He just sat there flat against his hole at about 150 yards. I reached into my back seat and uncased the 6, put on my hearing protection w/ the car still running and popped a 75 gr HP that went right through his shoulders with a MASSIVE exit wound. He didn't squirm. I wondered if I'd missed, 'cept he'd been jumpy enough that I knew he'd scram if I'da missed so I cautiously approached. Second 'chuck I've capped with this rifle and the second time I kicked myself for leaving the camera home!

I went down to a little dump that passes for a redneck shooting range and put a political yardsign in the ground w/ those peeling reflective targets on it. The "happy" charge of Hunter was 40 gr and over the roof of my car at 100 yards I printed a TIGHT little .8" clover leaf!!!!!!!!!


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WHEW HA!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm pretty sure I'm getting 3k fps from it or there abouts, I got a good group from 42 gr and I'm sure that'd give me around 3250 fps or so, but those tiny little clover leaves are hard to resist!!!!! I've found Hunter to be extraordinarily useful in this rifle, giving best velocities w/out the cratered primers that plague it due to a larger than typical firing pin hole. Aren't those moly'd bullets in nickel cases purdy??

Gonna try out some 60 gr Sierra HPs w/ IMR4895 next, but it sure is nice having what I call the "magic load" for this rifle!

I'm positive I'll be running those Nosler 55 gr varmint bullets as my supply of 75s is more than half way gone! 1000 for $104 is tough to beat :) !

Can't wait to take her out for the special antlerless only season this fall; this rifle will obviously come in handy for vermin of the larger, tastier sort!

This is my other varmint rifle:

A Czech Mauser action w/ 24" heavy taper 257 AI barrel:

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Which shoots 100 gr Speer HPs at about 3300 fps into about one hole, and 75 gr VMaxes at about 3600 fps very nicely as well (3 clustered about bull from about 100 yds):

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...and it did extraordinarily well as a pronghorn rifle:

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Running 100 gr Interlocks at about 3250 fps VERY nicely, giving up groups I'd be happy with at 100 yds from 200 yds:

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Both of these rifles have done very nicely for kids, too. They're just great fun to shoot!!!!!!
 
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efw

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One day I loaded some 75gr Vmax to 3900fps in my 275 WBY and thought I would try for a crow or three.

Do you mind telling me what your load is? I've got a Vangard that may NEED some varmint action and I have lots of the VMax bullets for my Ackley which is currently out of commission.
 

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1st is a DPMS HB 18" .308 that i just finished w/ Rock River Arms One Piece Cant. Mount, Leupold 6-18 VXIIC Fine Dot, Harris Bi-pod, 3 Shots To Break In w/ Horn. 110g Vmax 47.4g of Win. 748 powder

2nd is my savage 12 w/ choate stock, and bushnell 3200 in .223, also have one that is ident. in .308 shorter barrel mdl. 10

3rd is my winchester 70sa in .22-250 w/ leupold fixed 10x old school

i wish i had the 800+ yrd shots to test like some of you guys, jealous lol, nice shootin and really nice guns guys, guess we have some things in common, heavy *** guns!
 

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Camo'd my 22-250, and finally worked up a good load I think. 3 shots, .65", at 275 yards, 37 grains of H380.
 

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TRG300WM

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Just got my 220 Ackley imp 40o back from the gun smith, it has a 12 twist Lilja and I have a 6.5x20 leupold to go on top. The pic is of the standard swift and the AI version on the left.
 

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Just got my 220 Ackley imp 40o back from the gun smith, it has a 12 twist Lilja and I have a 6.5x20 leupold to go on top. The pic is of the standard swift and the AI version on the right.

Interested to hear how the AI shoots. My dad has a 1:14 Ruger No.1 in an 220 AI. Should be blistering.

Tank
 

Steve in PA

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This is my Savage 12FV in .223 which I only really started playing around with this year. I changed out the factory stock for a B&C Duramax stock and replaced the factory bolt handle with one from Sharp Shooter Supply. The scope is a Mueller 4-16x 50 AO IR. Also added a padded/raised cheek pad from Bear Tooth. The rifle is amazingly accurate. I'm currently playing with 75gr BTHP's and some 55gr Vmax loads.

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This is a 3-shot group at 100 yards using the Hornady 75gr BTHP over 22.0gr of H-335. The rifle, and more importantly me, were definitely "on" that day!

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220 Swift AI
12 twist Lilja
Sierra 50 Blitz
44.5 gr H-4350
Fed 210
Chrono 3852 fps
 

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