which 20cal cf would you recommend (and more importantly, why!!), for shooting rabbits, crows, rooks, fox at 100 - 300 yds? I'm looking for something which will keep a fast flat trajectory, explode on impact, cheap and easy to reload. I'll probably complement with a varmint xmas-tree style reticle in something like 10x40 or go rangefinder + ballistic turret - not sure yet.
Also, for 20 cal cf's, would you still go with something like a 26" Varmint barrel and ensure good bedding, etc. or is it such a small calibre that you don't need to worry much about the usual 'accuracy dependant variables' that we normally discuss for stalking and/or target rifles in the larger calibres?
my thoughts are between:
Initially, I'm drawn to the Swift, but not sure...
many thanks for your input.
Edit: ps. or should I just use the .243, get moderated, and use some light 50g bullets?