Varmint caliber ideas?

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  1. JORTZ

    JORTZ Silver $$ Contributor

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    So i have a 204 220swift 223 22250 243 basic calibers for varmint hunting. Im looking for something different to do. Any ideas?
    Im throwing a couple ideas
    Another 220 swift
    20vt
    30br
    Looking for something different
     
  2. Phil

    Phil Gold $$ Contributor

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    .20-222 AI
    .222
    .20 VT 40* Imp.
    .221 FB 40* Imp.
    .20-223 AI
     
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  3. Sniper338

    Sniper338 Silver $$ Contributor

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    17 mach 5
    20vt
    6BR slow twist and lighter bullets
    22BR

    Find a bullet you want to shoot first thats different than what you already shoot, then look at what cases would push it
     
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  4. Hal

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    Jortz
    What kind of varmints and what range ?

    Hal
     
  5. JORTZ

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    Long range prairie dogs
     
  6. OKyote73

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    20-250ai
     
  7. JORTZ

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    Long range as around 600 yards or so
     
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    Im liking this idea
    Just vaporize them lol
     
  9. nakneker

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    I have a bunch of varmint calibers too, the swift is one of my favorites. I recently had a 22BR made to shoot 55s. Its been fun. Brass is easy, neck it down, load and shoot.

    Other 22x47, 20VT

    I like the idea of a 30BR for close calling, I imagine the thump on a coyote shoulder bone would be a sweet sound in the morning! Let's us know what you choose.
     
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  10. CaptainMal

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    Dasher.
     
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  11. JORTZ

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    I too have been thinking of the 30br for coyote gun or a groundhog carry gun. A 110 vmax might good.
     
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  12. ShootDots

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    How about a .22 Dasher? You could use the 75gr A-Max and I bet you would get 3200+... I never owned one but thought about it with 90gr VLD's for 600 yard F-Class!
     
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  13. thekriebles

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    With all of the recent threads and positive feedback, you may want to consider the 6BRA (2nd from left):

    6BRs.jpg
     
  14. Hal

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    Bullets with higher B.C. #'s come into their own out past 400 yds.
    Past 400 yds go with a fast twist barrel and long bullets.
    Try the 6BR-AI. low recoil and good barrel life.
     
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    6BRA, 6 Dasher, or 6x47L. If you want a repeater I would do the 6x47L. If single shot then I would lean more towards the BRA or Dasher case. Less powder, more efficient, the best case life, pure accuracy, etc. I have been down the 22 Dasher road for a varmint rifle and prefer the 6mm because the throat moves very quickly on the 22 and found it to be a little more touchy. Overall not a major deal but you need to pay more attention to it. If you want simplicity then do a 6BRA.
     
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  16. 86alaskan

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    6mm-284, that should get the 110 sierra humming right along.
     
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    6mm BR.
    7mm -30-06
     
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    6BR 12 tw use 70gr Sierra Blitzkings. I have one shot kills on groundhogs out to 700 yds. The 12 tw will shoot the 87gr vmax. The 6BR can't be matched for accuracy.
    Mark
     
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    A 6x284 running 70grn Noslers or Sierra Blitzkings.
     
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