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Brad4213
Optics Apprentice Joined: January/26/2012 Location: Las Vegas, NV Status: Offline Points: 188 
Im looking at getting a smaller caliber rifle other than my .300 or .270 and larger than a .22lr. I have been doing a little browsing online and in the sporting good stores when i get a chance. I personally like Remington 700s but have also looked at Weatherbys and even a few Savages. Personally i dont like the Savages, I have not shot any just dont care for the feel of them. So the rifles i have looked at are these, the first is the Remington Model 700™ SPS™ Tactical in .223. It comes with a 1 in 9" twist and its my understanding that with that rate of twist you can shoot "heavier" bullets. The second i have been looking at is the Model 700™ SPS™ Varmint also in .223, i know it is offered in 22250 as well but have been told the barrel life is not as long in the caliber. The rate of twist in this model is 1 in 12". The third option is the Remington Model 700™ Varmint SF in .223 this also has a 1 in 12" rate of twist. The fourth rifle i have been looking at is the new Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 Varmint RC in .223 with 1 in 12" rate of twist. I like the stalk on this rifle as well as the sub MOA guarantee. Basically from the rifles i've posted i want a .223 with a heavy barrel. I would like to stay at or under 1k and to be honest it will most likely be used 95% of the time at the range and not in the field but would like to be able to drop a coyote while im out deer hunting or chuckar hunting. Last year i took a coyote and 30 yds with a .270 and turned it inside out . Here's the links to above mentioned rifles:
Remington Model 700™ SPS™ Tactical 1. http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire/model700/model700spstactical.aspxModel 700™ SPS™ Varmint 2. http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire/model700/model700spsvarmint.aspxModel 700™ Varmint SF Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 Varmint RC If any one has any experience with these or other recomendations i would appreciate the input. Thanks in advance. Brad
