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Thread: Varmint or not - need some advise please!?!

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    Varmint or not - need some advise please!?!

    Im looking for a new rifle and want an all rounder for stalking and lamping etc... Most of my shooting is off high seats, then bipod, then minimal from sticks, weight isnt too much of an issue so was thinking of going with a varmint barrel, so whats the real pro's n con's?!?

    Help and advise would be greatly appreciated.

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    If your not shooting at the range a heavy barrel is not needed imo, i use my varmint barrel Howa for range duty and stalking, if it was purely a sporting gun i would buy a sporter barrel.

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    Cheers rooster

    I may venture to the range on the very odd occasion, I was thinking about robustness.?!?

    cheers for the advise..

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    I really wouldnt bother with the varmint profile for stalking mate..........If you let off one shot for every stalk you will be doing bloody well. Just extra weight for no benefits. If on the other hand however your blasting away all day long down the range well a varmint profile will serve you better. I have a Tikka T3 Hunter in 25-06 and I can fire 5 shots one after the other with no change of POI and its just a sporter. Unless you shooting like John Wayne I can see very few pros of buying a varmint.
    Last edited by Cadex; 23-11-2011 at 14:37.

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    Yeh Cadex100 I think your quite right cheers for that. I was just toying with the idea really.

    I look after my guns as best I can but they tend to get the occasional knock from the tractor, landy, or quad.

    I've never had more of an issue than knocking the zero out, but just wondered about beefing things up a bit?!?

    Thanks for the advise much appreciated.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Hart View Post
    Yeh Cadex100 I think your quite right cheers for that. I was just toying with the idea really.

    I look after my guns as best I can but they tend to get the occasional knock from the tractor, landy, or quad.

    I've never had more of an issue than knocking the zero out, but just wondered about beefing things up a bit?!?

    Thanks for the advise much appreciated.....
    More likely to be as a result of your scope than something to do with the barrel profile so going varmint won't fix it.

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    i used to quite like my varmint barrells when i was doing a lot of foxing i used to find it a bit more stable but now im doing more stalking i have to admit i give them a wide birth

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    Con's of Bull barrell :-

    Weight
    Weight
    Weight

    And

    Weight

    Pro's :-

    Make's the owner think it outshoots a sporter profile



    True you can shoot more on the range Until the barrel heats up to distort your scope picture, then takes ages to cool down.

    I have both but would not go out of my way to buy another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadex100 View Post
    I really wouldnt bother with the varmint profile for stalking mate..........If you let off one shot for every stalk you will be doing bloody well. Just extra weight for no benifits. If on the other hand however your blasting away all day long down the range well a varmint profile will serve you better. I have a Tikka T3 Hunter in 25-06 and I can fire 5 shots one after the other with no change of POI and its just a sporter. Unless you shooting like John Wayne I can see very few pros of buying a varmint.
    +1

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    I have a T3 varmint in .243 and after lugging it around Berkshire stalking with Willie-gunn, it's now my foxing rig and have a T3 lite in 30-06 for all my stalking.
    The varmint is great for bench resting off the top of the Landy at night lamping but bloody heavy for stalking. IMO


    Jonathon

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