Choosing a Varmint Rifle - On a budget - Questions


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comacho
March 9, 2005, 09:45 PM
A-Bolt Varmint .204 Ruger $699

CZ 527 .223 $560

Win M70 HB 22-250 $675

Or Savage rifles - have one and is excellent.
Kinda looking for something different.

What are your thoughts on these rifles?
thanks,
comacho

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Ky Larry
March 9, 2005, 10:06 PM
Check out the CZ-550 Varmint in .22-250. Mine is a tack driver.

RugerOldArmy
March 9, 2005, 11:00 PM
I second the CZ 550 Varmint. I just got one in .308 and love it. Especially the single-set trigger setup.

lycanthrope
March 9, 2005, 11:34 PM
CZ...and the .223 is way cheap to shoot.

dakotasin
March 9, 2005, 11:37 PM
rem 700 vls in whatever turns ya on - $585-615.

Domino
March 9, 2005, 11:39 PM
I would probably get the CZ 527 Kevlar Varmint if I were to buy a .223 bolt rifle. My dad has one in 7.62X39 and it is a very well made gun. Unfortunately, his does not shoot economical or surplus ammo very well at all. He has to reload his with longer bullets.

El Rojo
March 9, 2005, 11:48 PM
I second the .223. A lot cheaper to reload. It might not have the terminal balistics of the hotter or larger calibers, but it kills em good and dead.

Of course since I started my varmint career using my Remington 700 VS in .308 using 110 gr. V-Max, nothing has the terminal balistics to compare. I do know my 50 gr. loads for my .223 take at least half as much Winchester 748 as the 110 gr. .308 loads.

The .204 and the .22-250 of course won't take that much, but the more money you save, the more you can shoot, the more fun!

bad LT
March 10, 2005, 12:16 AM
get the 223 - much easier on the budget ammo wise (unless you reload)

jame
March 10, 2005, 12:17 AM
You're gonna think I'm nuts.

The H&R SB2 Ultra Heavy barrelled varminter.


My .223 will do anything I ask within the constraints of the caliber in this platform for $180 off gunbroker.

Art Eatman
March 10, 2005, 10:32 AM
I gave $400 for a "used, like new" Ruger 77 Mk II in .223. Three-shot 1/2 MOA even with the factory trigger. I sold the Tasco scope and topped it with an old Leupold 3x9; added a Timney trigger. It's not at all picky about what bullet is used.

Neat little coyote gun; not the thing for beaucoup shooting at a prairie dog town, of course.

Art

rbernie
March 10, 2005, 10:40 AM
Weatherby Vanguard in 223 - less than $400 NIB, guaranteed accurate, superb build quality.

theCZ
March 10, 2005, 12:42 PM
Go for the CZ .223. I am amazed at the accuracy I get with it, no modifications at all. Here's what mine can do:
http://www.hunewill.com/cz527group2.jpg

Shalako
March 10, 2005, 12:56 PM
First choice: Get that CZ! That looks amazingly accurate. (nice group theCZ!)

Second choice: Get an additional barrel for your existing savage.
Factory barrel - $150
Barrel wrench - $35
Headspace gauges - $35

Great versatility vs. getting a new gun.......hmmmmm, get the CZ!

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