What's your favorite Varmint rig?

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by SouthernOhioBoy, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. SouthernOhioBoy

    SouthernOhioBoy New Member

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    I use my AR-15 topped with a Burris full field. I have a Remington VSSF in 22-250 no scope yet.
     
  2. robert

    robert New Member

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    22-250 LUEPOLD VARMIT VIII SCOPE
    OR 7MM WEATHERBY WITH LEUPOLD SCOPE
     

  3. tripleb

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    For groundhogs under 300 yards - Savage FVSS in .223 Rem., with 6.5X20 Leupold EFR, 40 grain VMax

    For groundhogs over 300 yards - Savage FVSS, singleshot action, rebarreled to .220 Swift, with 6.5X20 Leupold EFR, 55 grain Nosler BT

    For coyotes and walking rifle for groundhogs - Savage F10 in .243 Win. with Leupold VariX II 3 X 9, 70 grain Nosler BT

    All factory triggers have been replaced by Sharp Shooter Supply's trigger.
     
  4. dukman63

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    just came back from looking for a "yote" rifle. i also might want to use it for penn. deer and the dealer said to go with a 25-06 over a 240! he had a savage 110gxp with a 3x9x40 (unknown brand) comes as a package from savage for about $430.00! anyone have any thoughts on this outfit!
    thanks, phil
     
  5. tripleb

    tripleb New Member

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    I have a .25/06 on a civilian Mauser action and a .243 Win. in a Savage F10. If you want a coyote, and a deer rifle, and aren't particularly recoil sensitive, the .25/06 is a much better choice, particularly for the deer hunting. It has alot more punch available for deer than does the .243. The .25/06 doesn't recoil much, but there is more than from a .243.

    I have three Savage rifles, and got rid of a Ruger and a Remington varmint rifle in favor of them. Several of my friends have purchased Savage rifles and all speak very highly of their out of the box accuracy. However, they all need some trigger work (lawyer proof trigger weight) and most could use some work on the bedding of the action and barrel (which is probably true of most factory rifles) to obtain the best accuracy. Savage has come out with a new trigger on some of their rifles, but after trying a Canjar single set trigger on one, and stoning the engagement surfaces of the trigger mechanism and modifing the main spring on them, I just put Fred Moreo's trigger (Sharp Shooter Supply of Delphos, OH) on all of mine.

    I think Savage uses a Simmons scope, or did, on their package rifles. If you don't like the Simmons, buying the rifle alone, and buying a scope of your preference, may be a better choice than buying a package.
     
  6. dukman63

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    thanks for the quick and good reply triplab! the have what they call a "AccuTrigger" now ,"to avoid those lawyer guys"<img src="/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"> according to there site, not to hard to adjust (1 1/2 to 6 pound pull) after shooting 3 1/2" 12ga. all fall, no problems on recoil issues! if i buy it without the scope, it is only $30.00 less, so i might as well get the rings and scope for that<img src="/images/boards/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"> i am going to find a couple more prices, then buy it within the next week! was just wondering about the caliber, but i think it will be ok!
    thanks again, phil
     
  7. Duckkiller44

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    I USE A RUGER MODEL -77 220 SWIFT WITH A VARMINT BARREL, I HAVE A 4 X 12 WEAVER SCOPE WITH A HARRIS BIPOD. I SHOOT HORNADY V-MAX 50 GRAINS. THEY ARE REAL SCREAMERS. THIS GUN WILL TAKE CARE OF ANY VARMINT AROUND <img src="/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">
     
  8. ohiohunter

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    I use a 6x284 built by sharp shooters supply.It likes 107 grain serria match kings over 52 grains or reloader 22.
     
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  10. tripleb

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    Is that one of Fred's reworked Savages, and a stock paint job by his brother?
     
  11. ohiohunter

    ohiohunter New Member

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    yup its a savage built by fred with a 30 inch hv taper barrel.The stock is a mc millen mbr
     
  12. johnch

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    Savage 110 V in 233 toped with a 6.5- 20 Leuapold scope.

    Johnch
     
  13. ducksnbucks

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    Savage is a great rifle, they are know for their accuracy out of the box, not the prettiest things to look at but they will shoot with any mass produced rifle on the market, Buckeye outdoors has the f10 for $399.99
     
  14. Goosebuster

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    Ruger M77 .223. Hornaday Ballistic tip with molly coating.
    Anything with a Molly coating sounds cool!
     
  15. Blaux

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    hamster wheel and gerbil tube
     
  16. dukman63

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    rem model 700bdl enhanced...4x12x50 nikon scope...75gr. rem accu-tip v's <img src="/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"><img src="/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">
     
  17. m_ragan

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    I have Mauser 98 rechambered for .243 Win. with a 4-18 power scope. We are going to South Dakota for some prarrie dog shooting this summer.<br> Our group will also be taking several several other rifles. .22-250, .17HMR, .243WSSM, .223, 22LR pistols. Should be&nbsp;a good time.<br> <br> Mike<br>
     
  18. F_ETHERZINDABOTE

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    Remington 700 .222 w/Weaver K10,Harris 1A2 Bipod (shortie). This makes it nice when you are field hunting to lay down and pop those when its too hard to hold the scope still. I shoot 19 gr. of 4198 powder with a 55 gr hornady soft point. Deadly accurate to 300-350 yds. I have pushed it to 550 but windage works on the 22 cal bullets a little more than larger ones
     
  19. RemingtonBoy

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    <P><STRONG><EM>I use a Remington Model 722 in .222 with for the moment a Simmons 4x32 Scope...I bought a bi pod and a sling for it last week and they are on as well. I plan on buying a Lepould 4x12AO with a sun shade and Butler Creek Flip Open Caps. The Simmons is just temporary until I get enough money for my Lepould...<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></EM></STRONG></P>
     
  20. Rainman

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    Savage model 12FV, .22-250, Tasco Tactical 6-24X with 4" shade, Harris Ultralight bipod, and Remington padded sling. I shoot handloads, mainly 40 gr. Hornady V-Max.