Remington 700 VSSF .22-250
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I did work on my trigger too. Still running the stock trigger with a little tune on it. Love the VSSF.
I have two of those rifles myself both in .223. With a bit of trigger work you'll have yourself a very fine rifle.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:32 AM
I've shot a gang of coyotes with the vmax...usually the 55gr but a few with the 50's. I save the 50's for my squirrel loads, they send them flying. The Vmax driven at speed will usually punch a nice hole in a coyote.One of the old standby great bullets for the 22-250/Swift and is usually the yardstick for those rounds is the 1365 Sierra Gameking. 55gr Spitzer. Nothing fancy...it just works.Of the plastic tipped bullets from a 22-250 (I use a Swift) I prefer the 55gr Bal-Tip...it actually a really good bullet.
Since the V-Max is frangible, is there any risk of a shallow "splash" which might superficially wound but not kill a coyote? Would a soft point spitzer be better, assuming one is not in the Condor zone?
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Get some of the Hornady NTX 35 gr Lead Free bullets and try them, they work great on squirrels out of my 223AI and 223 Rem.Having to shoot lead free bullets out of most factory 22-250s or 220 Swifts really sucks because they have to slow of twist rates. That is the reason most of the 22 cal lead free varmint bullets are in the 35 gr to 40 gr range, so they can be shot in the factory rifles with the 1-12" and 1-14" twist rates. If a person lives and hunts coyotes in the Condor Zone and they have to shoot lead free bullets that really makes most of the factory 22-250s and the 220 Swifts not nearly as good of a choice to go with.If you have to shoot 35 gr and 40 gr lead free bullets a 223 Rem will shoot them up to 4000 fps.I would much rather shoot coyotes with a 55 gr bullet going 3700 fps than shoot them with a 35 gr bullet going 4000 fps.To get 22-250 and 220 Swift performance with a factory rifle in the lead free Condor Zone you may have to get a 243 Win and shoot lead free 55 gr to 62 gr bullets at 3700 to 4000 fps.
I'll stick with the V-Max for now. I have a bunch of them to use up anyhow. It would be nice to work up a good load for a Nosler BT 55. But what I'm really going to need before that is a decent lead free varmint load for Tejon Ranch, if they ever get around to allowing hunting again.
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