getting a varmit gun!
I was looking for something to handle coyotes and wolves and anything else that might get close to the pasture.
I like the 25-06 caliber and started out reading reviews of the kit guns, the $400 range that come with a scope. not one of them seemed like a good value, fit and finish wasn't good, or the scope had moisture in it, didn't shoot well, or the clip didn't fit well.
some how I saw a review of a Tikka T3 lite gun. so I followed that rabbit whole and couldn't find any bad reviews of that gun. so I called the uncle who is a gun smith and had him order me one. he also had a high end scope on a promo sale so he will put a setup together for me! kind of excited to fire a few rounds through it! will get pictures when it gets here.
I bought a Remington .223 bolt action riffle (I forget the model number) with a scope a couple of years ago. I think I paid no more then $350 for it at Scheels.
I have only shot it a handful of times, but seems to be a good gun.
That would be a fun caliber! My nephew has like a little 7 mm which would be very similar? And at a hundred yards is very accurate!
I talk to several different gun people and get two dozen different suggestions.
I have a .22-250, its one of my favorite guns. Great for ground hogs and Coyotes. We dont have wolves, but a well places shot with the right projectile would probably work. Its a hot fast moving round. Easily shoots 400 yards, can be pushed to more with the right setup. I run the cheapest hollow points I can find for groundhogs, for coyotes i run copper solids or hornady v-max plastic tips. I did a ton of research in the 22 family before i bought it, i looked at a 25-06 but decided i liked the .22-250 better. the .22-250 will knock the socks off a .223
I do have a .270 i use for long range coyotes. That is an excellent gun, has one of the best ballistic coefficients, but its more comparable to a 7mm mag. My cousins husband took an elk last year in Montana at 700 yards with his 7mm mag. I would try the same shot with my .270.
Nice. This is my first rifle other then my 22. Kind of excited to have fun with the nephews this summer shooting it!
Got to fire a dozen shots. This thing rips that bullet! Need to fire another 100 rounds through so i acn get good! Later this summer good by coyotes!
the nice this is its low recoil. shoot all day and no sore shoulder!