i want a long range bunny and fox rifle, capable of killing at 250-350yrds. I already have a .223 set up with a NV scope but want something for daytime/evening use. I have looked at changing the NV scope to a detachable scope but not only the price but also the change in shooting position makes me not keen. This has lead me to think of getting a new rifle. I already home load for the .223 so plan to continue to home load for what ever calibre. I am not keen on the 17 hmr as I do not think them as a suitable fox rifle over 100yds, neither am I keen on a 22 hornet. Another 223 is an option but it seems a shame to have two rifles in the same calibre. I have been intrigued at the claims of the 204 (accuracy at range, flat shooting, ability to hold up against the wind) and wonder if anyone has experience of this calibre and can give an honest appraisal, good and bad, or suggest any other calibres that might fit the bill.
thanks in advance.