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#6947453 - 11/05/17 06:44 PM Thinking about a new....
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Bolt gun dedicated towards varmits and pigs. Definitely will be suppressed and cut down to 16” to account for the length of the suppressor. I was thinking about a .22-250 but a .243 with a lighter bullet is intriguing as well. I don’t expect shots longer than 400 yards, so nothing extreme in shots.

Thoughts?
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#6947460 - 11/05/17 06:50 PM Re: Thinking about a new.... [Re: TCB]
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Tikka varmint

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#6947466 - 11/05/17 06:53 PM Re: Thinking about a new.... [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Tikka varmint


Caliber?
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#6947476 - 11/05/17 07:01 PM Re: Thinking about a new.... [Re: TCB]
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Howa heavy barreled 6.5 Grendel, still light weight gun in the mini action.
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#6947490 - 11/05/17 07:10 PM Re: Thinking about a new.... [Re: kmon1]
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Howa heavy barreled 6.5 Grendel, still light weight gun in the mini action.


Interesting....love my Creedmoor’s
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#6947496 - 11/05/17 07:16 PM Re: Thinking about a new.... [Re: TCB]
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Factory ammo is now available for it with bullets from 90gr TNT for varmint to 130gr Match with the 130gr Berger Hybrid as well as 120gr Fusion, 123gr ELD-M and SST and for cheap plinking 100gr I think it is Wolf FMJ in steel case ammo.

Think Creedmoor in a lighter package with less recoil that is still effective from a 16 inch barrel to well I know of one elk shot at 400 yards that was a one shot kill with a 16 inch barreled AR.

it also has noticeably less recoil than the 243, burns about 25 to 30% less powder which helps reduce recoil and muzzle blast


Edited by kmon1 (11/05/17 07:21 PM)
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#6947556 - 11/05/17 07:53 PM Re: Thinking about a new.... [Re: TCB]
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Tikka varmint


Caliber?


You really can't go wrong with any

I just cut down a 223 for the same purpose.

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#6947623 - 11/05/17 08:49 PM Re: Thinking about a new.... [Re: TCB]
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Originally Posted By: TCB
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Tikka varmint


Caliber?


If you can get a 1:8 .223 it would be what I would do.

If they made a 1:8 .22-250, that would be the ultimate off-the-shelf buy. In order for me to get a 1:8 .22-250, I had to build it. And once I did, and hand loaded for it, it did not disappoint.
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#6947676 - 11/05/17 09:32 PM Re: Thinking about a new.... [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: TCB
Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Tikka varmint


Caliber?


If you can get a 1:8 .223 it would be what I would do.

If they made a 1:8 .22-250, that would be the ultimate off-the-shelf buy. In order for me to get a 1:8 .22-250, I had to build it. And once I did, and hand loaded for it, it did not disappoint.


Not hard to find. I have one.
https://shop.whittakerguns.com/product/38416
https://shop.whittakerguns.com/product/1704071440207
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