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Bezoar
March 16, 2008, 11:58 PM
Well whats the best way to have a rifle function as a varmint and deer rifle? Im thinking on something in 6.5 swede, and since the 6.5x55 SE has alot of ability as a varmint gun, id like to take advantage of that and wipe the local coyotes out.
If i scope it, how would i arrange it so that i can simply be out in the yard target practicing with deer loads, see a coyote and simply throw in a coyote cartridge and get the coyote the first hit without having to do anything complicated other then load and fire?

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james_bond
March 17, 2008, 12:11 AM
When you say multi purpose rifle, are by chance intrested in a "scout" with forard mounted sighting/scope and a a general lightweight, short lenght, and fastin the hand?

SpeedAKL
March 17, 2008, 12:19 AM
Look at an AR in 6.5 Grendel or 6.8mm SPC. It'll knock out both varmints and deer, plus it's a hoot at the range and would come in handy as a self-defense piece if necessary.

rangerruck
March 17, 2008, 12:57 AM
a 243 with 75 grainers, with either detach mags, or blind mag. such as an old remmy 742 for semi auto, or a killer 788, if you can find one. the 6.5's are pretty heavy bullets, I don't even know if they are made under 120 grains, and really that is overkill for any varmint , including coyotes.

Bezoar
March 17, 2008, 01:05 AM
Ive seen the ballistics table for 6.5 swede, and the 80-98 grain vmax/nosler partition type hollow points are really really good.
Ive seen a hint that people have been reloading 6.5 swede with a sabot projectile in the .223 diameter range.

As to a scout rifle, im not sure on the idea as in the past ive done better with longer barrels.

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