Wanting to build a new varmimt rifle

Discussion in 'Varminting and Small Game Hunting' started by clickbang, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. Matt2308

    Matt2308 Well-Known Member

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    You already have one of the best varmint calibers, there isn't much point trying to load many of the others up or down to try to achieve what you can already do with different weight bullets in the .243...unless you want a smaller case for less powder burn and recoil.

    I would have another play with some different weight and makes of bullets and take the time to find out what that barrel likes before re-barrelling to something else.

    Try a 95 grain Berger VLD hunting with 2209 for a great dual purpose LR varmint or deer load.
    Mine hammers deer and turns rabbits and hares inside out using this combination and is a pleasure to shoot launching them at only 3040fps but utilising a great bc for the longer stuff.
     
  2. Tim Dicko

    Tim Dicko Well-Known Member

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    260 big is good. in my varmint rifles i like to shoot high b.c projectiles for wind beating ability
     
  3. Tim Dicko

    Tim Dicko Well-Known Member

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    nice rifle. thoose sightrons are mean.
     
  4. 6x47

    6x47 Well-Known Member

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    6-284 would have to be the real long range option. A mate has one but it's not fully sighted in so we couldn't take it yesterday on a hare session. I really want to see it going, will be spectacular for sure and pests should be in serious trouble at a good 600yds.

    My 6BR is less spectacular on splat factor. The 87 V-Maxs are accurate but just don't come apart violently past 200. One hare was half staggering round with a chest hit at about 250!! Far better in the wind than my .223s though.
     

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