Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The best varmit rifle! Bar none!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by varminator, Mar 22, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. varminator

    varminator Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2004
    Messages:
    21
    My 22-250 Remmington model 700 is the best varmint rifle!

    I know we all have favorites. This is the best rifle I have ever owned! It is more acurate than I can shoot! I know if I miss it is my fault and not the rifle!

    Oversized barrel, fluted, floated, stainless, etc
     
  2. Smoke

    Smoke Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,245
    Location:
    Bosque County, Texas
    Nice choice of round, and rifle. Be careful of overly broad generalizations with this crowd. Statements like "The best varmit rifle! Bar none! " will be met with statements like "Hogwash". I may be the worst. :D

    I have a Kimber 84M in .22-250 that I beleive will shoot the lice of a Prairie Dogs ear at 250 yards. :D :what: :D

    Ditto. ;)

    Smoke

    Edited to add: My varmint rifle just might be ...."The Ultimate"
     
  3. duckfoot

    duckfoot member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    558
    Location:
    behind you, NC
    Got only one varmint only rifle, NEF .223 HB. My Remington PSS .308 works also.
     
  4. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    18,994
    Half a dozen sniper rifles but no varmint rifle among them. Must make room for another safe.:eek:
     
  5. Black Snowman

    Black Snowman Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2003
    Messages:
    3,507
    Location:
    Kansas City, KS
    I'm wanting a Weatherby Mk V Super Varmit Master in 220 Swift but might settle for a CZ 550 Varmit Laminated in 22-250 to go with my one in 308. Even with the set trigger the CZ 550 is held back by my shooting and not by it's performance.
     
  6. Sharpshooter223

    Sharpshooter223 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2003
    Messages:
    102
    A guy at the range lost $100.00 recently to me for saying that his Savage 22-250 VS was the most accurate there :D Really made him feel bad when I outgrouped him @100 yards with a .22 LR :neener: Of course it was a winchester 52C with a B&L 6x24 scope :what: but he was still impressed that he shot a .73" group and I shot a .59" muahaaha. Watch what you say :banghead:
     
  7. uglygun

    uglygun Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2003
    Messages:
    528
    I tote, er tow it around by wheeled cart, a 14 pound accurized AR15 that is 48 inches in overall length.


    Kinda a semiauto devining rod of death to all the little furry vermin out there in the world. Holds right about 3/4 inch for 10 shots with my better handloads while firing in rather rapid fire where all shots are fired to simulate a well populated target rich environment, maybe 10 shots in 1-2 minutes.

    It's the most fun I've ever had with a varminting rig, zero recoil to allow for spotting hits or misses no matter what the range plus a fast follow up shot. Also a major plus to the lazy man who hates manipulating a bolt or loading after every 5th shot, 2 or 3 30 round mags and I'm good for the better part of a day.
     
  8. tex_n_cal

    tex_n_cal Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Messages:
    1,160
    Location:
    CA
    Ha! I win for the best combo of looks, and accuracy...:evil:

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2004
  9. uglygun

    uglygun Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2003
    Messages:
    528
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....


    [​IMG]



    She's a beautiful thing when put into her environment and is allowed to show her teeth.


    And Tex, I know this girl who's father really likes Ruger No1 rifles.... You wouldn't happen to shoot at 5 Dogs in the Kern County area would you?
     
  10. tex_n_cal

    tex_n_cal Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Messages:
    1,160
    Location:
    CA
    Nope, not in Kern Co - no daughter either

    I actually have 4 #1's - the .22-250 above, .270 & .300 Liberty models, and a .375 H&H. I may go for either a Swift(in keeping this post on thread:) ) or a .405 Win, or .45-70 next
     
  11. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    5,988
    Correction.

    Nope. That would be your best varmint rifle.

    Here's my 1000-yard 6.5-06 counter-varmint rifle (Speaking of beauty and beholders):

    6.5-06matright.gif

    Varmints have little to worry about, because the 6.5mm bullets tend to go into the same hole at 100 yards:

    6506grp26aug00.gif
     
  12. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    43,848
    Location:
    Terlingua, TX; Thomasville,GA
    One of the few rifles I've regretted selling was a Ruger 77 heavy barrel in .220 Swift. This was back in the mid-'70s. I put a Canjar single-set trigger on it, and a Leupold 3x9. Five-shot 0.4 MOA groups were common, with the Sierra 52-grain HPBT.

    Folks from Austin were regularly dropping off their unwanted "pets" out in the country, and that old Swift accounted for a fair number of feral cats. From my stockpens I had about a 400- to 500-yard view down into the pasture, and the Swift never failed me.

    :), Art
     
  13. Eskimo Jim

    Eskimo Jim Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Messages:
    617
    Location:
    New England
    Varminator,
    I don't mean to high jack your thread.

    Congratulations on the rifle!! I'm glad that you like it.

    You guys are making me reconsider putting my money into a revolver and buying good glass for my Ruger 77 Mk II and a Timney trigger.
    Maybe when my mad money fund gets large enough.

    -Jim
     
  14. HankL

    HankL Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    462
    Location:
    The Sunny South
    Nah, It's got to be my TRG-S in .338 LM. Leupold Mk4 LRT 8.5-25 x 50 combo. I'm not sure yet but I think a 300 gr. SMK will do a coyote. :evil:
     
  15. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2002
    Messages:
    14,886
    Location:
    Centennial, CO
    The best varmint rifle I've ever used is a Ruger 77V in 25-06 with a 6-18x power Burris scope.

    I popped a prarie rat off a bi-pod at 400 yards without even thinking about it. Almost too easy.
     
  16. bogie

    bogie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    9,569
    Location:
    St. Louis, in the Don't Show Me state
    Tell ya what... Bring your rifle, and a stack of dollar bills, and let's shoot some groups...

    1990 Stolle Panda action, .308 boltface
    Shilen Select Match barrel, chambered in 6PPC .262 neck by Ron Hoehn
    Lee Six stock
    Action bedded by Jerry Johnson
    Shilen match trigger

    Or if I'm feeling charitable...

    Scratch & Dent special Savage 110 action (paid $200 for the rifle)
    Shilen Select Match barrel chambered in 6BR Lapua .262 neck
    Sharpshooters supply stock
    Action bedded by self
    Trigger to be named later
     
  17. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2002
    Messages:
    14,886
    Location:
    Centennial, CO
    Here's a pic..
     

    Attached Files:

  18. cdbeaver

    cdbeaver Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    473
    Location:
    Tekamah, Nebraska
    Tex_n_Cal:

    You've got my vote, both for beauty and caliber.

    It's much like my Ruger No. 1V, but I must admit you have the prettier stock. Man, what gorgeous wood!
     
  19. HankL

    HankL Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    462
    Location:
    The Sunny South
    I think I will defer to bogie unless those varmits are at least 1300 yds. away. ;)
     
  20. QuarterBoreGunner

    QuarterBoreGunner Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    1,932
    Location:
    West Oakland
    And how that prairie-rat got on that bi-pod, I'll never know! :D

    tex_n_cal- I think you've posted that picture before, and it still is... so... *sniff sniff*... so beautiful. Damn that's a good looking rifle.

    Well I surely like my Weatherby Mk V SVM in .22-250 as well as the Tikka Master Hunter 595 in the same caliber... but I'd hesitate to call them...
    THE ULTIMATE EXTREEEEEME. Maybe 'extreme' with a little 'e'.
     
  21. outdoorman63

    outdoorman63 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Messages:
    316
    Location:
    Missouri-St Louis area
    thanks guys alot

    now you know what you have all done.......i am gonna have to get me something long those lines..................thanks a bunch:D
     
  22. Heavy Barrel

    Heavy Barrel Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2004
    Messages:
    79
    Location:
    Wherever I am at the time.
    Bogie,I'm new here but if you were closer I'd take you up on that offer.

    FN Supreme 400 single shot action.
    30" Hart stainless barrel cambered in 257 WBY
    Canjar set trigger
    Unertl 15X Ultra varmit
    23 1/2 lbs.

    Yes,it will shoot well under 1/2' at 200 yds.




    ;)
     
  23. varminator

    varminator Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2004
    Messages:
    21
    I must appologize!

    I should have said "My" best varmint rifle ever! With a strong "MY"!

    I love to see the beautiful guns I am seeing. I too have a .223. Its an H&R but I prefer my 22-250.

    So I must ask the next question.

    What is the ultimate hunting rifle for big game in North America?

    With a varmint rifle. I consider range, velocity, knockdown power and then most importantly comfort!

    Appling these to a big game rifle. What do you come up with? I am actually looking to buy a new rifle and want input. The comfort is actually a big deal with me. I would give up some power for an easy shooter that my wife could shoot.

    I think for me the 50 caliber is a thumbs down! some of the extreme high powers are as well.
     
  24. Coltdriver

    Coltdriver Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    2,202
    Location:
    Colorado
    I have been tinkering with a .243 Akley Improved and it is very interesting.

    I just dialed in a 75 grain bullet with a point blank at 275 yards (inch and half low at 275 and spot on at 250) I have not had a chance to try it in the wind yet but I understand the 6mm's buck the wind pretty good too.
     
  25. artherd

    artherd member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2003
    Messages:
    2,518
    Location:
    An Elevated Position in the Bay Area, PRK
    tex_n_cal- Did I meet you at Cow Mountian on Friday?

    You were kind enough to let me chrono a round out of my AR-30 using your gear.

    Your rifle looks quite good, and familiar!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page