Nice set up , what fps are you getting out of that AI 22-250 ?This is by far one of my favorite Varmint rifles, I hand carved the thumbhole stock from a solid block of wood. it is walnut with a linseed oil finish. I did have another beside to copy off of but it still took all winter "I was unemployed" It is a Remage before the term was even heard of 20 years ago plus it's a 22-250 AI 28" barrel 14 twist. I know the stock is not 100% finished but I kinda like it like that it's part of it's charm.
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The quintessential varmint rifle in my opinion. Classic!Here is one for you it is a 1975 700 in 22-250 UnFired with original Redfield 6 X18 scope, they owner I got it from told me it was a custon shop. I am not sure about that although I do no they action is the smoothest I have ever cycled, and the bluing and finish on the stock are the nicest I have yet to see. to bad it has some safe rash now two pounds of guns in a one pound safe.
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Update on this rifle. I found a great load using RL-23 behind Berger VLDs that makes bug holes at 100 yards. I zeroed the rifle at 200 and put the ballistic data in my Kestrel. Today I tested it at longer ranges and am 100% happy. First shot was at a rock face on a lava outcrop 530 yards away. The farmer declared it 'dead center' with the solution from my Kestrel. Then an unfortunate chuck poked his head out from behind a rock 277 yards away and the 25 scraped him off. At the end of the day the wind died to near zero so we set up for a long range test at 970 yards. Again with a solution from my Kestrel the spotter told me that the L-R windage was perfect and it hit 2 feet high. I will take it to a spot I know where I can shoot at small rocks on a dirt hillside 1000 yards away and true up the Kestrel MV. At that point I will be dialed in an use this hammer on chucks beyond 450 yards.