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Posted: 6/3/2008 3:01:01 PM EST
my cousin is interested in buying a small bore (under .30 cal) varmint gun that he can shoot out to long ranges (400 plus yards) i reccomended a .204, just looking for suggestions.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:02:14 PM EST
25-06
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:04:23 PM EST
Longer ranges I would go with the aforementioned 25-06, or a 6mm or 6.5mm caliber. .223 will work as well with heavier bullets. I'm thinking .204 would be a bit light in any kind of crosswind, not that it's incapable of reaching out that far.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:05:19 PM EST
22-250, 243, 25-06
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:07:19 PM EST
I like 243 and 270 but they may be overkill for what your looking for
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:11:57 PM EST
I really like the .243 personally.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:14:57 PM EST
weatherby .257 magnum.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:16:40 PM EST
22-250
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:17:15 PM EST
.243
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:19:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By bookertbab:
22-250


+1

Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:21:16 PM EST
.17 HMR

.25-06 should be more than enough though.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:23:50 PM EST
For ranges to 400 yards the 22-250 is the standard by which all varmint calibers are judged. I have whacked a couple beyond 400 with mine, and one at 537 yars confirmed with a range finder..
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:30:58 PM EST
thanks guys, how is the recoil on a 25-06 compared to a 22-250?
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:32:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2008 3:33:46 PM EST by Hitman77]
At 400+ yards 25-06 with a 100 grain nosler ballistic tip will out shoot any 223, 22-250, or 243.

Edit: There is more recoil than a 22-250, more like a 308 imo.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:32:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By 45-Longslide:
I really like the .243 personally.


What he said.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:32:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By oldschool63:

Originally Posted By bookertbab:
22-250


+1



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