Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mainecoon, Apr 2, 2021.
Speaking of shootin' apples.
I would recommend a Remington 700 Heavy barrel Varmint model with a good, variable optic, maybe 6x-24.
The .22-250 cartridge is inherently accurate, even when using factory ammunition, if you can find any. It's a puppy to shoot and won't shake all your tooth fillings loose.
Any pistol caliber rifle/carbine. Cheap, low recoil, less decent range- but if your just relaxing and plinking I dont see a need to shoot out to 1000 yards.
I'll go with a 308 anything.
But I seem to especially like my 30.06 bolt actions, of late.
love that rifle. no perceptible recoil and accurate enough to consistently hit clays on the 200 yd berm. For me thats good shooting.
The 30-06 is 1974 vintage and the 270 is 1966 vintage. I didn't plan this out, it just happened that way. The rifles were purchased from separate people and years apart. I have to double check to make sure I bring the right one to the range each time! the first one is the 30-06, and the second one is the 270.
They are just a lot of fun for a great hobby of target shooting!
Practice makes perfect (or perfect practice makes perfect) and it makes for cheap practice:
Good luck with your project.
MOST of the time its the Ruger at the end of the day thst really feels like my "relaxation" time. I use the .22 more during breaks between the guns that require more concentration.
Sharp sounds bother me, muffs or no. So I doubt I would find the .22-250 a relaxing rifle to shoot, i know the .243 isnt. The long barreled .250AI didnt bother me, and i shot that one must for fun quite a bit.
The .223 bothers me a bit, but thats where id recommend starting for what your looking for.
Of course you're shooting steel, so you're not walking around to change paper all day.
Shooting 0-300yrds, I shoot a 22LR or 17 WSM.
Shooting 300-700yrds, I shoot a 223rem.
Shooting 700-1400yrds, I shoot a 6mm Dasher or 6 Creed.
Snappin' into field positions w/ an M1 rifle... and shooting a 50-round course of fire.
Like yoga for the American soul.
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