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    Senior Member Shakeyjake's Avatar
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    16.5" barrel. Yea the barrel is threaded but I didn't want a brake on a gun that doesnt kick much, so I tossed on a flash suppressor......more to protect the muzzle than anything else. Picked up the hider on sale, $15 shipped and i think it looks cool. I held the varmint edition and it felt good but a little heavy to me. I really wanted the short barrel. No regrets yet.
    THE WIND BLEW, SH!T FLEW, OUT CAME THE LINE CREW

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    I had to read this one over as I thought it was what would be a good rifle for a coyote to handle but turned out to be a good rifle for shooting at coyotes. I shot many coyotes with a 30 caliber rifle but the bigger holes made the skins worth less I found.

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    My thought is purchase a 5.56 then he'll have the option of shooting either 5.56 or .223 from the rifle.

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    The question was asked over a year ago. I would think he made a decision by now.

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    Savage axis. 22-250.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rory McCanuck View Post
    Yeah, as Marner said, it's so subjective.
    It can be a beautiful rifle and the best thing ever, but if it doesn't sit right, isn't comfortable and all the bits aren't in the 'right' spot, then it isn't going to be a good rifle for him.

    Chambering too, there's lots of wiggle room.
    223 is relatively inexpensive and will do the job nicely.
    22-250 will cost more unless you reload, but there's a good bit more zip.
    222, 243, 250, 25/06, 260, 6.5x55, 270... coyotes don't take that much to kill, you just want it reasonably flat.
    I have to admit, I've recently become a real fan of the 25/06, in one particular X-Bolt.
    A sweetheart of a gun, but a good bit more money.
    I've been thinking of just getting an Axis to play around with the quarter bore more.
    This ^ is spot on.

    .25/06 is ideal just make mine a Vanguard S2.

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    Are you planning on saving the hides? Varmints or predators are just that so it doesn't matter what you shoot them with unless you plan on keeping and selling the fur. I harvest fur so my choice is a 204. If you are just going to exterminate then use what you are most comfortable shooting and have fun. Dead is dead

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    The .220 swift ... rugar or Remington...... very fast bullet
    Take a good look at it

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