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post #51 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
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Sounds like you have a nice rifle there eight point i envy you! Thank you for the info on what your doing with your 22-250. I have a 22-250 AI its a savage model VLP Varmint barrel, that i had my favourite gunsmith improve and accurise for me.

Recently ive been wanting to convert my .223 CZ 527 to a .20 tactical and do away or rebarrel the savage 22-250..... i might just AI the .223 instead... not sure just yet.

I was thinking that using the same 40gr vmax, the slight decrease in bullet diameter between the 22 and 20 cal would promote deeper penetration before breaking up. However due to higher velocitys it would probably be the same. What do you think?
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post #52 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 03:21 PM
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wind would be one of the only factors on the down side with the lighter bullet. The 20 cal is interesting though ,speed with a different twist rate . I hope it works out for you.
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post #53 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 11:48 PM
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I have a Remington 700 BDL varmint in .223 flavor. I would not hesitate for 1 second to take a 200 yd shot on a whitetail with it. I have taken the time to tailor a reload specifically for this purpose. I am very proficient with this rifle and I realize my limitations and their is no reason to think that I could not harvest a deer as effectively and humanely with this rifle as anyone else could with a 243 or a 30-06 etc, etc.

This has nothing to do with my ethics and/or morality regarding deer hunting it is all about my confidence and what I am comfortable with attempting.
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post #54 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Airbourne id like to hear about this load care to share?
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post #55 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 06:17 AM
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ok i got a general type question. these guns and the ammo they shoot all say varmint on them in one form or another. the bullets are disigned for small game, rapid fragmentation and the like. why then would someone choose a varmint set up for big game? just asking.
post #56 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 09:46 AM
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If you look in most reloading manuals they say that these rounds are for woodchucks to medium size game ,which a deer is. The bullet chioce is essential. If it is legal than let it be. You must pactice and be comfortable with it and know your limitations as you stated earlier.i don't now maybe we should have our young ones shooting a 416 rigby? I have seen many hunting partners wound or mame animals with 30 cals of all sorts. Bottom line ,practice and be profficientwith what you have.
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post #58 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 12:31 PM
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thanks eightpoint, as i said just asking. what bullet do you use? something like a barnes? i tried them little blue things but couldn't get them to group for me.
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I do like barnze but I realy love berger, or swift a-frame ,then hornady
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post #60 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Theres a old saying "Becareful of the man with one rifle, he may know how to use it". I like that saying, i like being proficient and i like being able to be versitile with one gun. To know you and your rifles limitations and capabilitys so you are an effective hunter in all situations, to me is real hunting.
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