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higher capacity factory magazines/varmint rifles

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cyrano, Aug 16, 2010.

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  1. cyrano

    cyrano Member

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    I know Savage Arms sells 10-round factory magazines for their Savage Predator Hunter rifles. Does any other rifle maker do the same? Cyrano
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    I can't imagine a need for more then the standard five rounds for "predator" or varmint hunting.

    With the 22-250 & .243 you have to stop shooting and let them cool off or you will burn a barrel out in no time flat.

    I have hunted coyotes for nearly 50 years and can't ever remember running a bolt-action dry.
    You either killed them with the first shot or two, or they will have run clear out of the county by then.

    rc
     
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    No coyotes, just little sage rats. I live in central Oregon.
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Well, you still have to pace yourself if you want the barrel to survive very long.

    I had a buddy burn out a new Remington 700 6mm barrel on a prairie dog town in one morning.

    Stopping to reload a standard box mag every five rounds isn't even long enough to allow the barrel to cool down on a hot day.

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    Have you considered an AR?

    There are aftermarket kits for many Remington 700 models for box magazines.
     
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    If it suits your range needs, you may want to augment your battery with a good rimfire while your centerfire cools.
     
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