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Choosing a Varmint Rifle - On a budget - Questions

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by comacho, Mar 9, 2005.

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  1. comacho

    comacho Member

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    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
     
  2. Ky Larry

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    Check out the CZ-550 Varmint in .22-250. Mine is a tack driver.
     
  3. RugerOldArmy

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    I second the CZ 550 Varmint. I just got one in .308 and love it. Especially the single-set trigger setup.
     
  4. lycanthrope

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    CZ...and the .223 is way cheap to shoot.
     
  5. dakotasin

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    rem 700 vls in whatever turns ya on - $585-615.
     
  6. Domino

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    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.
     
  7. El Rojo

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    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!
     
  8. bad LT

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    get the 223 - much easier on the budget ammo wise (unless you reload)
     
  9. jame

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    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.
     
  10. Art Eatman

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    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
     
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    Weatherby Vanguard in 223 - less than $400 NIB, guaranteed accurate, superb build quality.
     
  12. theCZ

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    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:
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  13. Shalako

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    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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