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northwoods33
August 27, 2009, 07:54 PM
About to purchase my first varmint type shooter. Been shooting deer of several types for 25 plus years just never got into the smaller centerfire stuff.

Boiled the cartridge down to 223 or 22-250 but uncertain on the choice of "base hardware." Glass for me is strictly Nikon. Just finished rigging and getting familiar with a 116FCSS Accustock, Accutrigger in 25-06 so I am familiar with Savage Weather Warrior. Despite my pleasure with the out of the box service of the Savage, I've got to admit to being partial to laminated wood stocks and stainless actions. I also think highly of the Remington 700 series. I'm not sure I want to live with the nine pound combination of bull barrel and beaver tail stock.


I plan to shoot mostly inside 400 yards and I plan to spend 600 - 800 on the rifle alone.

Opinions please, thanks in advance.

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RonE
August 27, 2009, 09:02 PM
If it were me, it would be Remington 700 in .22-250

C-grunt
August 27, 2009, 09:22 PM
Savage makes nice wood guns. I would get a 22-250 Savage.

http://www.savagearms.com/12bvss.htm

52grain
August 27, 2009, 10:01 PM
I would recommend getting a .223. The ammunition is cheaper and is available in a wider range of bullet weights.

jbkebert
August 27, 2009, 10:03 PM
I give a 2nd thumbs up to the model 12BVSS from Savage mine shoot lights out. A .223 is fun but nothing has the splat value of the 22-250:D

Uncle Mike
August 27, 2009, 10:06 PM
Savage Model 12...your choice of configuration, 22-250 with a 1/12 twist.

and uhhh...oooh yea, the splat value..as jbkebert said.

There is nothing like whacking a dew soaked whistlepig with a light speed 50gr bullet and watching the pink mist slowly float away in the mourning thermals.

52grain
August 27, 2009, 10:17 PM
Do you have any rifles beyond the 25-06 that you mentioned?

Arkel23
August 27, 2009, 10:22 PM
Weatherby is a very accurate rifle, check into a SUB-MOA Vanguard or a Vanguard. You pic the caliber your self, but I would get the .223 I've never seen 22-250 ammo.

northwoods33
August 27, 2009, 10:52 PM
Do you have any rifles beyond the 25-06 that you mentioned?

7mm Rem mag, 30-06, BL-22, various pistolas and five scatterguns...

mongo4567
August 27, 2009, 11:16 PM
The CZ 527 is awesome for a .223!

Chuck Dye
August 27, 2009, 11:35 PM
Run a search on the difference between .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO. If my reading is correct, a good, tight, accurate .223 will put you on a NATO-free diet: no cheap eats. :(

Tim the student
August 27, 2009, 11:43 PM
I guide you to a Savage .223.

R.W.Dale
August 27, 2009, 11:51 PM
Tha savage in 223 will also have a 1-9" twist. A very nice thing to have.

jim147
August 28, 2009, 12:21 AM
and uhhh...oooh yea, the splat value..as jbkebert said.

I think a 75 grain 25-06 has a pretty good splat value. Just a thought.
Unless you just want a 22 rifle. Then for 400 yard shooting go with the 22-250.

jim

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