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Thread: Varmint rifle for about that 350m max range?

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    Varmint rifle for about that 350m max range?

    Hi all just looking for some advice on a suitable calibre for around this range, biggest intended target would be a goat (I have a 270 @Ryan songhurst to take care of the deer) but most likely hares, rabbits and peacocks would see the bulk of the work. I dont plan on reloading at this stage. Any help appreciated

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    .223 with 1 in 8 twist and 50-60 grain ammo
    Last edited by 7mmsaum; 09-09-2019 at 08:33 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    .223 with 1 in 8 twist and 50-60 grain ammo
    The humble 223's deal to all of those creatures well to those ranges don't they Andrew ;-)

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    243 firing those 65gr Vmax bullets Guncity was selling a while back.

    Muzzle velocity was over 4000 fps
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    .223
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    Handload for 200+m

    Save up for a thermal scope

    You won’t look back

    Think Ruger, takes the AR type mags

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    Shooting those ranges all day with boring gear and boring ammo.

    Just decide where you want to put the effort in. At work, or behind the rifle.



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    Just use the 270 , if you can hit a rabbit with it you sure as hell wil be able to hit a deer .
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    If your not reloading 223 is by far the most sensible option.
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    +1 for the .223




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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussock View Post
    Shooting those ranges all day with boring gear and boring ammo.

    Just decide where you want to put the effort in. At work, or behind the rifle.



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    So what are you suggesting @Tussock?

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    My 204 is awesome, more accurate than any 223 I’ve owned! And I ain’t handloading to shoot rabbits and hares!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    My 204 is awesome, more accurate than any 223 I’ve owned! And I ain’t handloading to shoot rabbits and hares!!
    What can you stretch it out to?

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    22-250 all day long
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    +1 for 204's. What can you stretch it out to? Further than a 223 shooting 50-60 gr pills as it will be effected by the wind less. Also they seem to make less noise and have less recoil for seeing impacts @ higher magnification...
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    204 as well. You could go 22-250 but the 204 does the same with less recoil and a bit less noise( if shot suppressed).
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