What you gun for varmint hunting

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunters Forum' started by howard s., Jun 4, 2015.

  1. 10ga.crazy

    10ga.crazy Senior Refuge Member

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    I run a Ruger #1V in 22.250 with a Redfield Revenge 6-18x44 Varmint reticle scope. I also use a Ruger 10/22 carbine with a Redfield 2-7x34 Battlezone Tac 22 for gophers and occasionally at Coyotes under 50 yards. :yes
     
  2. Layout101

    Layout101 Elite Refuge Member

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    For groundhogs I have an old Savage 340 222 topped with an old 3X9 Leupold I load with 50 grn V Max.

    For coyotes I use a Savage Axis 243 with a 3X9 Nikon Prostaff on it loaded with 80grn TTSX .
     
  3. FordF-150

    FordF-150 Senior Refuge Member

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    .220 swift, and the DPMS in .223
     
  4. Pelican34

    Pelican34 New Member

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    oskar tell me about your 6mm-204. How is it with pelt damage ? I know you use it for control work . Just wondering how bad it tore up pelts ?
    I'm thinking about having a 6-223 built from one of my rifles.

    Ethan
     
  5. johnnys

    johnnys New Member

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    I'm with layout101 with a .222, but mine is a Rem 700, rec'd for Christmas from Dad when in 11th grade...bout '75.
    Orrrrr, a .218 Bee Mod 43 Win from the 50's that was Dads.
    They both go into fox and larger things, liquify the boiler room and don't come out.
    They're pretty hard on woodchucks too.....stopped counting at 1,000 with the .222 just over 20 yrs ago.
     
  6. howard s.

    howard s. Elite Refuge Member

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    for me 400 yds is max....i know how far i can shoot and KILL without a runoff.
     
  7. Boo

    Boo Refuge Member

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    I use a rem 222 I got from my dad and it has killed a lot of fox and Coyote's. I am really hoping PA passes the bill that we can use SEM auto because we are one of the only states that can't.
     
  8. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    OSKAR,
    That drilling is a thing of beauty! :tu
    A friend of mine's father had some of those where I grew up in Ohio.

    I am old school, I shoot a Sporter barrel, tang safety, Ruger Model 77 .220 Swift that I accurized. I used to make good money shooting Yotes at long ranges when I lived in Arizona and fur prices were good. I had a fixed power Weaver 10X for glass. I shot it enough to know my drops and wind dope pretty good for the day. A lot of dead Coyotes thought 300 yards was a safe distance to stand and look.
    I still have the rifle but have not done any varmint hunting for awhile. But if I do it is ready.
     

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